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The Popular Girl

Author : Francis Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 1843914034
Genre : Short stories, American
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A new collection of five of Fitzgerald's lesser-known, yet highly accomplished short stories: Love in the Night, The Swimmers, A New Leaf and What a Handsome Pair to meet Scott Kimberly, a very rich and very eligible young man. Yet no sooner have they met than her drunken father dies unexpectedly, leaving her impoverished. Too ashamed to admit to Scott her desperate state, she instead creates a fanciful world full of parties and holidays, friends and suitors, to convince him she is still the popular girl he first met. However, as her charade grows ever more fragile, she endangers their friendship and her very hope of salvation. Fitzgerald's beautifully drawn exploration of the interdependency of love and money captures in perfect detail the concerns that pervade so many of his stories.
Category: Short stories, American

Forgotten Fitzgerald

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9780349140278
Genre : Fiction
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While F. Scott Fitzgerald was writing the novels we remember him for today, he was also publishing short stories in popular magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post and Esquire. Although many of Fitzgerald's short stories are celebrated and anthologised today, more remain out of print than would be expected for a writer of his stature. Some of these forgotten stories deserve to be rediscovered by the many readers who love Fitzgerald's work. Sarah Churchwell, author of the acclaimed Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby, has selected twelve forgotten stories from throughout Fitzgerald's career that refract, in different ways, his most familiar motifs: the changing meanings of America in the first decades of the twentieth century, and the desire to reconcile rich and poor through a romantic search for glamour, hope and wonder. Each of these stories offers a riff on the theme of America, a world we have lost, but can hear echoes of in Fitzgerald's characteristically rich, vivid prose.
Category: Fiction

F Scott Fitzgerald S Fiction

Author : John T. Irwin
ISBN : 9781421412313
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Fitzgerald’s work has always deeply moved me," writes John T. Irwin. "And this is as true now as it was fifty years ago when I first picked up The Great Gatsby. I can still remember the occasions when I first read each of his novels; remember the time, place, and mood of those early readings, as well as the way each work seemed to speak to something going on in my life at that moment. Because the things that interested Fitzgerald were the things that interested me and because there seemed to be so many similarities in our backgrounds, his work always possessed for me a special, personal authority; it became a form of wisdom, a way of knowing the world, its types, its classes, its individuals." In his personal tribute to Fitzgerald's novels and short stories, Irwin offers an intricate vision of one of the most important writers in the American canon. The third in Irwin's trilogy of works on American writers, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Fiction resonates back through all of his previous writings, both scholarly and poetic, returning to Fitzgerald's ongoing theme of the twentieth-century American protagonist's conflict between his work and his personal life. This conflict is played out against the typically American imaginative activity of self-creation, an activity that involves a degree of theatrical ability on the protagonist's part as he must first enact the role imagined for himself, which is to say, the self he means to invent. The work is suffused with elements of both Fitzgerald's and Irwin's biographies, and Irwin's immense erudition is on display throughout. Irwin seamlessly ties together details from Fitzgerald's life with elements from his entire body of work and considers central themes connected to wealth, class, work, love, jazz, acceptance, family, disillusionment, and life as theatrical performance. -- Harold Bloom
Category: Literary Criticism

Twentieth Century American Fiction On Screen

Author : R. Barton Palmer
ISBN : 9781139461689
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The essays in this collection analyse major film adaptations of twentieth-century American fiction, from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon to Toni Morrison's Beloved. During the century, films based on American literature came to play a central role in the history of the American cinema. Combining cinematic and literary approaches, this volume explores the adaptation process from conception through production and reception. The contributors explore the ways political and historical contexts have shaped the transfer from book to screen, and the new perspectives that films bring to literary works. In particular, they examine how the twentieth-century literary modes of realism, modernism, and postmodernism have influenced the forms of modern cinema. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book includes production stills and full filmographies. Together with its companion volume on nineteenth-century fiction, the volume offers a comprehensive account of the rich tradition of American literature on screen.
Category: Literary Criticism

Symbolism In Selected Novels F Scott Fitzgerald S

Author : Ali Alhaj
ISBN : 9783954898978
Genre : Literary Collections
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Abstract The present study aims at examining Symbolism in Selected Novels of F. Scott . Fitzgerald : With Special Reference to The Great Gatsby. The study is divided into four chapters in addition to a conclusion . Chapter One casts light on F.S. Fitzgerald's achievement as a romantic American novelist who possessed an ''acute consciousness of the irrevocable passage of everything into the past''. Chapter Two traces F.Scott. Fitzgerald's Contribution, Reputation and Influence. Fitzgeralad was the author who best represented the historical decade in America known as 'Jazz Age' Chapter Three explores F.Scott. Fitzgerald's idea of symbolism. First, it gives a general a historical and critical background of symbolism. Secondly, it gives a brief commentary on Fitzgerald's idea of symbolism. Chapter Four : examines symbolism in The Great Gatsby. Finally, the study ends with conclusion that Fitzgerald's style is richly symbol. He uses symbols to complexly illustrate the major themes of his novels in general and in The Great Gatsby in particular.
Category: Literary Collections

Understanding Penelope Fitzgerald

Author : Peter Wolfe
ISBN : 157003561X
Genre : Women and literature
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"With readings of a broad range of her published works, including her final novel, The Blue Flower, Wolfe describes the unfolding of Fitzgerald's writing as a subtle, ongoing process. He maintains that the novels, though plain and rambling at first glance, grow fuller, stranger, and more stirring the more we invest in them. He details Fitzgerald's skill at sequencing events so as to unsettle readers and her ability to enhance motifs by not leaning too hard on them. Wolfe suggests that Fitzgerald's refusal to overplay effects and emotions, while at first puzzling in its disdain for drama, turns out to be one of her chief virtues, for she enables larger associations to emerge as she keeps big dramatic scenes from interfering with wider patterns."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Women and literature

English Drama 1900 1930

Author : Allardyce Nicoll
ISBN : 0521129478
Genre : English drama
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The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000

Author : New York Times Theater Reviews
ISBN : 0415936977
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.
Category: Performing Arts

The Complete Works Of F Scott Fitzgerald

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9788027200894
Genre : Fiction
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of "THE COMPLETE WORKS OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Francis Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. Contents: Novels: The Great Gatsby The Side of Paradise Tender Is the Night The Beautiful and Damned The Love of the Last Tycoon Collections of Short Stories: Tales from the Jazz Age All the Sad Young Men The Pat Hobby Stories Taps at Reveille Flappers and Philosophers Plays and Screenplays: The Vegetable The Girl from Lazy J The Captured Shadow Coward Shadow Laurels Assorted Spirits Porcelain and Pink Three Comrades Mr. Icky "Send me in, Coach” Infidelity Poetry: First Love Clay Feet Football For a Long Illness Fragment Marching Streets (1919 version) Marching Streets (1945 version) Lamp in the Window Oh, Sister, Can you spare you heart Oh Misseldine's Princeton - The Last Day The Staying up all night The Rope at Confession Thousand-and-First Ship Our April Letter One Southern Girl To Boath Rain Before Dawn Articles: The Claims of the Lit Contemporary Writers and Their Work Who's Who — and Why "What I Was Advised to Do — and Didn't” Some Stories They Like to Tell Again 10 Best Books I Have Read The Pampered Men How to Live on $36,000 a Year How to Live on Practically Nothing a Year How to Waste Material Princeton Ten Years in the Advertising Business Echoes of the Jazz Age My Lost City One Hundred False Starts Ring Sleeping and Waking My Ten Favorite Plays The Crack-up Pasting It Together Handle with Care Author's House Afternoon of an Author Early Success Preface My Generation Letters To Zelda Fitzgerald To Ernest Hemingway To Frances Scott Fitzgerald To Maxwell Perkins To John Peale Bishop...
Category: Fiction