This book charts Fitzgerald's use of racial stereotypes to encode the dual nature of his literary ambition: his desire to be on the one hand a popular American entertainer, and on the other to make his mark in an elite, international literary field.
About the Author
MICHAEL NOWLIN is Associate Professor of English at the University of Victoria, Canada.
Table of Contents
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 'the Cultural World' and the Lure of the American Scene The Racial Make-up of the Entertainer in Two Early Post Stories Early Success, Holy Irony, and the Cultural Field of The Beautiful and Damned 'Trashy Imaginings' and the Greatness of The Great Gatsby 'The Model for the Age': The Distinction of Tender Is the Night 'A Gentile's Tragedy': Bearing the Word About Hollywood in The Love of the Last Tycoon 'Dearly Beloved': The Black Face of Fitzgerald's Ambition