The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Ruth Prigozy, Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 272 pages
Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Eleven specially-commissioned essays by major Fitzgerald scholars present a clearly written and comprehensive assessment of F. Scott Fitzgerald as a writer and as a public and private figure. No aspect of his career is overlooked, from his first novel published in 1920, through his more than 170 short stories, to his last unfinished Hollywood novel. Contributions present the reader with a full and accessible picture of the background of American social and cultural change in the early decades of the twentieth century. The introduction traces Fitzgerald's career as a literary and public figure, and examines the extent to which public recognition has affected his reputation among scholars, critics, and general readers over the past sixty years. This is the only volume that offers undergraduates, graduates and general readers a full account of Fitzgerald's work as well as suggestions for further exploration of his work. Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Fitzgerald, F, Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940 Criticism and interpretation Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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Introduction Scott Zelda and the culture of celebrity
F Scott Fitzgerald age consciousness and the rise of American youth culture
The question of vocation in This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and Damned
The short stories of F Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby and the twenties
Tender is the Night and American history
Fitzgeralds expatriate years and the European stories
Women in Fitzgeralds fiction
Fitzgeralds nonfiction
Fitzgerald and Hollywood
The critical reputation of F Scott Fitzgerald

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About the author (2002)

Ruth Prigozy is Professor of English at Hofstra University and Executive Director and Co-Founder of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society. She is the author of F. Scott Fitzgerald: An Illustrated Life, editor of The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise, and co-editor of F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Perspective. She has also written many articles on Fitzgerald, Hemingway, J.D. Salinger, D. W. Griffith, and Billy Wilder among others.

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