Spires and Gargoyles: Early Writings, 1909-1919

Spires and Gargoyles: Early Writings, 1909-1919

by F. Scott Fitzgerald
     
 

F. Scott Fitzgerald had a busy and productive literary apprenticeship, writing in a great variety of genres. This volume contains his writings for the student magazine at his high schools and his Princeton writings for the Daily Princetonian, the Princeton Tiger, and the Nassau Literary Magazine. Of special note in this volume are the complete lyrics that

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F. Scott Fitzgerald had a busy and productive literary apprenticeship, writing in a great variety of genres. This volume contains his writings for the student magazine at his high schools and his Princeton writings for the Daily Princetonian, the Princeton Tiger, and the Nassau Literary Magazine. Of special note in this volume are the complete lyrics that Fitzgerald composed for three student musical comedies mounted by the Triangle Club at Princeton – Fie! Fie! Fi-Fi! (1914), The Evil Eye (1915), and Safety First! (1916). The volume includes a scholarly introduction, a record of variants and emendations, and numerous facsimiles and other illustrations. Explanatory notes identify the literary works, Broadway shows, movie queens, stage stars, politicians, historical figures, criminals, sports heroes, and popular songs referred to by Fitzgerald in these early writings.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...by giving his work a scholarly imprimatur and by establishing an apparatus to rival those in standard editions of Hawthorne, Conrad, and Faulkner, Cambridge has made it much easier to take Fitzgerald seriously....Spires and Gargoyles offers the first widespread oppurtunity for the non-scholarly reader to discover who Fitzgerald was before her became F. Scott Fitzgerald...West's introduction is excellent in both iits precision and economy. It lays out the facts of Fitzgerald's apprenticeship, noting his proficiency in the various genres represented here, and it provides a reliable list of original publication appearances." - Kirk Curnutt, The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521765923
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Series:
Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald Series
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

James L. W. West III is Sparks Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 24, 1896
Date of Death:
December 21, 1940
Place of Birth:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Education:
Princeton University

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