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Reader's Companion To F. Scott Fitgerald's Tender Is The Night

Reader's Companion To F. Scott Fitgerald's Tender Is The Night

by Matthew J. Bruccoli

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Library Journal
As Bruccoli points out in his introduction, this is not a critical study: it does not analyze the putative meanings of Tender Is the Night. Instead, Bruccoli aims to explore briefly the novel's genesis, creation, publication, and aftermath. The main course of this feast, however, is a lengthy section of explanatory notes on Tender's numerous references. The text is additionally buttressed with photos and illustrations as well as a time scheme and chronology of events. Bruccoli's presentation is thorough without being pedantic, making this quite readable by scholars and students alike. One only hopes that someday this material will be shuffled with Fitzgerald's novel for a long-overdue annotated edition of this greatly underrated work. Academic libraries supporting American literature curricula cannot afford to be without this book. Highly recommended.-Michael Rogers, "Library Journal"
A reader's guide to the Fitzgerald novel peppered with chronological inconsistencies and references to people, places, and events that most readers no longer recognize. Reconstructs the novel's composition, publication, and initial reception, addresses key criticisms of the work, and compares Fitzgerald's plan for restructuring the novel with Malcolm Cowley's 1951 edition, offering line-by-line clarification of characters, terms, and chronology. Includes b&w photos and original illustrations, and appendices on revisions and deleted material. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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University of South Carolina Press
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