The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: Ruth Prigozy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521624746

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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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 volume offers undergraduates, graduates and general readers a full account of Fitzgerald's work as well as suggestions for further exploration of his work.

Bloom's how to Write about F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bloom's how to Write about F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: Kim Becnel

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780791094822

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 241

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Discusses different styles of criticism, how to read as a critic, and strategies for writing critical essays, using as examples sample essays written about plots, themes, characters, and styles found in eleven of F. Scott Fitzgerald's works.

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.