The Pat Hobby Stories (Full Version) [NOOK Book]

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The setting: Hollywood: the character: Pat Hobby, a down-and-out screenwriter trying to break back into show business, but having better luck getting into bars. Written between 1939 and 1940, when F. Scott Fitzgerald was working for Universal Studios, the seventeen Pat Hobby stories were first published in Esquire magazine and present a bitterly humorous portrait of a once-successful writer who becomes a forgotten hack on a Hollywood lot. "This was not art" Pat Hobby often said, "this was an industry" where whom ...
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The Pat Hobby Stories (Full Version)

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Overview

The setting: Hollywood: the character: Pat Hobby, a down-and-out screenwriter trying to break back into show business, but having better luck getting into bars. Written between 1939 and 1940, when F. Scott Fitzgerald was working for Universal Studios, the seventeen Pat Hobby stories were first published in Esquire magazine and present a bitterly humorous portrait of a once-successful writer who becomes a forgotten hack on a Hollywood lot. "This was not art" Pat Hobby often said, "this was an industry" where whom "you sat with at lunch was more important than what you dictated in your office."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012219305
  • Publisher: Holloway Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Series: Literary Classics Collection , #8
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 139 KB

Meet the Author

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21,
1940) was an American Jazz Age author of novels and short stories.
He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers.
Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation," Americans born
in the 1890s who came of age during World War I. He finished four
novels, left a fifth unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories
that treat themes of youth, despair, and age.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2001

    Fitzgerald can do no wrong

    Ever since I first read 'The Great Gatsby' I have been hooked on Fitzgerald. I quickly read all of his full length novels, and stumbled upon collections of his short stories. 'The Pat Hobby' collection is extremely witty and reveals a comedic side to Fitz that is not prominent in his other work. A must read.

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