A Historical Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Historical Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: Kirk Curnutt

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195153033

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

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The Historical Guides to American Authors is an interdisciplinary, historically sensitive series that combines close attention to the United States' most widely read and studied authors with a strong sense of time, place, and history. Placing each writer in the context of the vibrant relationship between literature and society, volumes in this series contain historical essays written on subjects of contemporary social, political, and cultural relevance. Each volume also includes a capsule biography and illustrated chronology detailing important cultural events as they coincided with the author's life and works, while photographs and illustrations dating from the period capture the flavor of the author's time and social milieu. Equally accessible to students of literature and of life, the volumes offer a complete and rounded picture of each author in his or her America. Book jacket.

A Student's Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Student's Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: Eva Weisbrod

Publisher: Enslow Publishing

ISBN: 0766022021

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 164

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F. Scott Fitzgerald, chronicler of the "Jazz Age," is one of the finest writers in the history of American literature. As both a leading participant and an observer of the times he described, he captured the spirit of an era perhaps as no other writer, before or since, ever has. Today, Fitzgerald's novels, stories, and essays are nearly all recognized as American classics. His novel The Great Gatsby is often described as the "Great American Novel." In this Student's Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald, the career of this literary giant is examined, offering accessible insight for young readers. Each work is placed in historical and biographical context, with special emphasis on Fitzgerald's curriculum-related works such as The Great Gatsby, Tender Is the Night, and The Beautiful and Damned, along with several of his short stories and other works. Book jacket.

American Consumer Culture and Its Society: From F. Scott Fitzgerald`s 1920s Modernism to Bret Easton Ellis`1980s Blank Fiction

American Consumer Culture and Its Society: From F. Scott Fitzgerald`s 1920s Modernism to Bret Easton Ellis`1980s Blank Fiction

Author: Johannes Malkmes

Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

ISBN: 9783842855663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

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Die vorliegende Studie stellt eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit der amerikanischen Konsumkultur des 20. Jahrhunderts dar. Dabei wird ein Schwerpunkt auf die historische Entwicklung von der Ständegesellschaft des späten 18. und frühen 19. Jahrhunderts bis hin zur Klassengesellschaft des 20. Jahrhunderts gelegt, da dieser epochale Wandel in bisherigen vergleichbaren literaturwissenschaftlichen Diskussionen zur Konsumkultur trotz seiner themenbezogenen Relevanz keine adäquate Berücksichtigung fand. Der Begriff der Konsumkultur als interdisziplinäres Problem wird nicht als gegeben verstanden und ausführlich definiert. Die soziokulturelle Entwicklung wird im Rahmen von F. Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby (1925) und Bret Easton Ellis American Psycho (1991) nachvollzogen, da beide Werke ihre Hauptdarsteller anhand ihrer sozialen Herkunft, ihrer sozialen Milieus und ihres Konsums als stereotypische Vertreter der jeweiligen Epoche charakterisieren und versinnbildlichen. In beiden Werken wird der jeweilige kulturelle Hintergrund – das amerikanische Jazz Age sowie die Reagan Administration mit ihrer Yuppie Kultur – äußerst kritisch abgehandelt. Eine vergleichende Analyse beider Werke in Bezug auf die gravierende Entwicklung ihrer literarischen Darstellung von Konsum im Verlauf des 20. Jahrhunderts unter kritischer Berücksichtigung des jeweiligen volkswirtschaftlichen, politischen und gesellschaftlichen Hintergrunds wurde in dieser Form noch nicht veröffentlicht. Ein Fokus dieser Arbeit betrifft die Zwischenkriegszeit in Jahren von 1920 bis 1930, da diese Dekade maßgebend war für den epochalen Wandel der amerikanischen Klassen- hin zu einer Konsumgesellschaft und des amerikanischen Lebensstils zum Ende der 1980er Jahre. Detailliert betrachtet werden in diesem Zusammenhang konkrete Konsumverstärker wie fortschreitende Technologien, Entwicklungen zu Mode- und Freizeitbranchen, finanzielle Marktentwicklungen und der geografische Wandel. Die Entstehung der World Trade Organisation symbolisiert letztendlich den Sieg von Demokratie und amerikanisierter, globaler Konsumkultur. Anhand der genannten Werke wird nicht nur der Umgang mit Konsum interpretiert, sondern auch dessen Versprechen, die propagierende Darstellung des amerikanischen Traumes, die eine gravierende Veränderung hin zum kapitalistischen Materialismus aufzeigt.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Fiction

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Fiction

Author: Jade Broughton Adams

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474424691

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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By exploring Fitzgerald's fascination with the intertwined spheres of dance, music, theatre and film, this book demonstrates how Fitzgerald innovatively imported practices from other popular cultural media into his short stories, showing how jazz age culture served as more than mere period detail in his work.

F. Scott Fitzgerald on Silent Film

F. Scott Fitzgerald on Silent Film

Author: Martina Mastandrea

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004518636

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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F. Scott Fitzgerald on Silent Film is the first full-length monograph focusing on the silent movie adaptations of the celebrated author’s work. This ground-breaking book reveals the crucial role that Hollywood played in establishing Fitzgerald’s burgeoning reputation in the 1920s.

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Book Analysis)

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Book Analysis)

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 9782808016681

Category: Study Aids

Page: 20

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Unlock the more straightforward side of This Side of Paradise with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which follows the handsome, egotistical Amory Blaine as he attempts to climb the social ladder, first at prep school, then at Princeton University. However, in spite of his firm belief in his own superiority, his most important relationships fail and he grows increasingly disenchanted with his life. This Side of Paradise is Fitzgerald’s debut novel and explores a number of themes that recur throughout his work, including belonging, social status and disillusionment in the aftermath of the First World War. Fitzgerald is best known for his 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, and is widely regarded as one of the foremost chroniclers of the Jazz Age in the USA. Find out everything you need to know about This Side of Paradise in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Romance of Regionalism in the Work of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

The Romance of Regionalism in the Work of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

Author: Kirk Curnutt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781666909173

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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At the height of their fame, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald dramatized their relationship as a charming romance of regionalism, a Northern man’s pursuit of a Southern belle. This collection of thirteen essays reveals that tensions between sectionalism and nationalism run much deeper in their work than previously appreciated.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: Michael Glenday

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780230345126

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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From his first novel, This Side of Paradise, which brought him a blaze of youthful fame, to his last, unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, F. Scott Fitzgerald's appeal as one of America's most quintessential artists has continued to maintain its hold on twenty-first century readers. In this reader-friendly study of Fitzgerald's major fiction, Michael K. Glenday: - Offers new readings of the author's canonical works, including The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night - Draws on the very latest research in his reassessment of the ideas and significance of Fitzgerald's major novels - Explores the core themes of the novels, as well as their considerable contribution to the spirit and complexity of modern-day American culture Assuming no prior knowledge, this book is ideal for those seeking a lively, informed introduction to Fitzgerald's fiction, as well as those looking for fresh and original insights into his extraordinary work.