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Myra Meets His Family

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 1419136313
Genre : Fiction
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She had lain there an hour perhaps when she was startled from a slow reverie by a sharp cry which seemed to proceed from the adjoining room. She sat up in bed and listened, and in a minute it was repeated. It sounded exactly like the plaint of a weary child stopped summarily by the placing of a hand over its mouth. In the dark silence her bewilderment shaded gradually off into uneasiness. She waited for the cry to recur, but straining her ears she heard only the intense crowded stillness of three o'clock. She wondered where Knowleton slept, remembered that his bedroom was over in the other wing just beyond his mother's.
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

The Essential Fitzgerald 45 Short Stories Novels In One Edition

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9788027234165
Genre : Fiction
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Essential Fitzgerald - 45 Short Stories & Novels in One Edition". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: This Side of Paradise (1920), The Beautiful and the Damned (1922), The Mystery of the Raymond Mortgage (1909), Reade, Substitute Right Half (1910), A Debt of Honor (1910), The Room with the Green Blinds (1911), A Luckless Santa Claus (1912), Pain and the Scientist (1913), The Trail of the Duke (1913), Shadow Laurels (1915), The Ordeal (1915), Little Minnie McCloskey: A story for girls (1916), The old frontiersman: A story of the frontier (1916), The diary of a sophomore (1917), The prince of pests: A story of the war (1917), Cedric the stoker (1917), The Spire and the Gargoyle (1917), Tarquin of Cheapside (1917), Babes in the Woods (1917), Sentiment—And the Use of Rouge (1917), The Pierian Springs and the Last Straw (1917), Porcelain and Pink (1920), Head and Shoulders (1920), Benediction (1920), Dalyrimple Goes Wrong (1920), Myra Meets His Family (1920), Mister Icky (1920), The Camel's Back (1920), Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1920), The Ice Palace (1920), The Offshore Pirate (1920), The Cut-Glass Bowl (1920), The Four Fists (1920), The Smilers (1920), May Day (1920), The Jelly-Bean (1920), The Lees of Happiness (1920)... Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s.
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The Popular Girl And 3 Other Stories

Author : Francis Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9788026802716
Genre : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Popular Girl and 3 other stories” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A wonderfully written collection of "Girl meets Boy" short stories. From this collection, our favourite is definitely "The Popular Girl": it tells the story of Yanci, a beautiful Southern girl who realizes she is alone after her father dies. She decides to go after a man named Scott, who is well off and would do anything to have her... 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. Content: Myra Meets his Family The Smilers The Popular Girl Two for A Cent Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was an American novelist and short-story writer. He is ranked among the great American writers of the 20th cent. Fitzgerald is widely considered the literary spokesman of the "jazz age"—the decade of the 1920s. Part of the interest of his work derives from the fact that the mad, gin-drinking, morally and spiritually bankrupt men and women he wrote about led lives that closely resembled his own.
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Translating Modernism

Author : Ronald Berman
ISBN : 9780817356651
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Translating Modernism Ronald Berman continues his career-long study of the ways that intellectual and philosophical ideas informed and transformed the work of America’s major modernist writers. Here Berman shows how Fitzgerald and Hemingway wrestled with very specific intellectual, artistic, and psychological influences, influences particular to each writer, particular to the time in which they wrote, and which left distinctive marks on their entire oeuvres. Specifically, Berman addresses the idea of "translating" or "translation"—for Fitzgerald the translation of ideas from Freud, Dewey, and James, among others; and for Hemingway the translation of visual modernism and composition, via Cézanne. Though each writer had distinct interests and different intellectual problems to wrestle with, as Berman demonstrates, both had to wrestle with transmuting some outside influence and making it their own.
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Z A Novel Of Zelda Fitzgerald

Author : Therese Anne Fowler
ISBN : 9781250028648
Genre : Fiction
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THE INSPIRATION FOR THE TELEVISION DRAMA Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING I wish I could tell everyone who thinks we're ruined, Look closer...and you'll see something extraordinary, mystifying, something real and true. We have never been what we seemed. When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen years old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama. Before long, the "ungettable" Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn't wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame. Her father is deeply unimpressed. But after Scott sells his first novel, This Side of Paradise, to Scribner's, Zelda optimistically boards a train north, to marry him in the vestry of St. Patrick's Cathedral and take the rest as it comes. What comes, here at the dawn of the Jazz Age, is unimagined attention and success and celebrity that will make Scott and Zelda legends in their own time. Everyone wants to meet the dashing young author of the scandalous novel—and his witty, perhaps even more scandalous wife. Zelda bobs her hair, adopts daring new fashions, and revels in this wild new world. Each place they go becomes a playground: New York City, Long Island, Hollywood, Paris, and the French Riviera—where they join the endless party of the glamorous, sometimes doomed Lost Generation that includes Ernest Hemingway, Sara and Gerald Murphy, and Gertrude Stein. Everything seems new and possible. Troubles, at first, seem to fade like morning mist. But not even Jay Gatsby's parties go on forever. Who is Zelda, other than the wife of a famous—sometimes infamous—husband? How can she forge her own identity while fighting her demons and Scott's, too? With brilliant insight and imagination, Therese Anne Fowler's New York Times bestseller brings us Zelda's irresistible story as she herself might have told it.
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F Scott Fitzgerald

Author : Kenneth Eugene Eble
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005290833
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An examination of the novelist's life and literary works draws attention to the autobiographical aspects of his fiction.
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The Winding Road To West Egg

Author : Robert Roulston
ISBN : UOM:39015031727327
Genre : Fiction
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's early short stories, even more than his first two novels - This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and Damned - reveal both a growing mastery of his craft and an evolution of the themes and techniques that distinguish The Great Gatsby and his major later works. Indeed, features of Gatsby that Fitzgerald supposedly absorbed from Joseph Conrad, Willa Cather, William Makepeace Thackeray, Oswald Spengler, and T. S. Eliot sometimes appear in stories Fitzgerald wrote before reading such putative sources. Scholars Robert and Helen H. Roulston examine Fitzgerald's fiction up to the completion of The Great Gatsby and briefly survey his later career in The Winding Road to West Egg.
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