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Basil And Josephine

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9780714547329
Genre : Fiction
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Basil and Josephine charts the coming of age of two privileged youths from quiet Midwestern towns, Basil Duke Lee and Josephine Perry - based on Fitzgerald himself and a combination of his first love Ginevra King and his wife Zelda. As one struggles to gain the acceptance of his peers and becomes consumed by ambition, the other finds herself obsessed by teenage crushes and has to confront the pitfalls of popularity. Written for the Saturday Evening Post while the author was working on Tender Is the Night, these stories form a realistic and entertaining portrait of two young adults in the 1910s, fascinating both for the autobiographical insights they provide and the timeless satire that Fitzgerald's fiction has become synonymous with.
Category: Fiction

The Basil And Josephine Stories

Author : Francis Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 0684185679
Genre : Fiction
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Sometime in March of 1928, when he was having a great difficulty writing his fourth novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald suddenly and quite surprisingly reached back into his childhood and began a series of stories about his life from 1907 at age eleven in Buffalo, New York, to 1913 at age seventeen, when he entered Princeton University.
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The Basil Josephine And Gwen Stories

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 0521769736
Genre : Literary Collections
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This volume brings together three series of short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald - the Basil Duke Lee stories of 1928-29, the Josephine Perry stories of 1930-31, and the Gwen Bowers stories of 1936. The texts published here are based on surviving typescripts that preserve Fitzgerald's final revisions for their first publication in the Saturday Evening Post. Collations have revealed cuts and revisions by the Post editors aimed at removing profanity and blasphemy, sexual innuendo, real names of people and places, and references to racial prejudice. These passages have been restored to the Cambridge texts. This volume includes a scholarly introduction, a record of variants, facsimiles and other illustrations, and an appendix that presents early endings for the stories 'The Captured Shadow' and 'Basil and Cleopatra'. Full historical notes identify popular songs, sports heroes, literary works, Broadway shows, and sources for the stories.
Category: Literary Collections

The Complete Short Stories And Essays

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9780743254748
Genre : Fiction
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The first comprehensive collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short stories and essays is now available in eBook only. This definitive edition pulls together the complete works from such celebrated titles as Tales of the Jazz Age, Babylon Revisited, Flappers and Philosophers, and many others. For the first time ever, readers will have all of the short stories and essays ordered chronologically in two volumes. Volume two contains works from 1928 to 1940, the year Fitzgerald died, as well as posthumously published works. Each volume also includes photos, critical excerpts, and essays from noted Fitzgerald scholars. This is a treasure for any Fitzgerald fan.
Category: Fiction

Critical Companion To F Scott Fitzgerald

Author : Mary Jo Tate
ISBN : 9781438108452
Genre : Authors, American
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Examines the life and works of F. Scott Fitzgerald including detailed synopses of a variety of his works, character descriptions, important places Fitzgerald lived and wrote about, biographies of family, friends, and contemporaries, and more.
Category: Authors, American

Companion To Literature

Author : Abby H. P. Werlock
ISBN : 9781438127439
Genre : Short stories, American
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This encyclopedia features an informative introduction that surveys the history of the short story in the United States, interprets the current literary landscape, and points to new and future trends. --from publisher description.
Category: Short stories, American

Encyclopedia Of The American Short Story

Author : Abby H. P. Werlock
ISBN : 9781438140759
Genre : LITERARY CRITICISM
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Two-volume set that presents an introduction to American short fiction from the 19th century to the present.
Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

New Essays On F Scott Fitzgerald S Neglected Stories

Author : Jackson R. Bryer
ISBN : 0826210392
Genre : Literary Criticism
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's short stories are the most critically undervalued and ignored segment of his fiction. Despite the fact that most of his short fiction has been published in various extant collections, critics nonetheless continue to focus primarily on his novels. Moreover, even when they turn their attention to Fitzgerald's stories, they tend to deal with the half dozen most frequently anthologized to the exclusion of the vast majority. This volume presents twenty-three previously unpublished essays on Fitzgerald's "other" stories. The first section contains close readings of individual stories and ranges chronologically over his entire career--from "The Spire and the Gargoyle" (published in 1917, when Fitzgerald was at Princeton) through such early efforts as "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" (1920) and "John Jackson's Arcady" (1924) down to late stories such as "An Alcoholic Case" (1937) and "The Lost Decade" (1939). The second section includes essays on Fitzgerald's three story groups--the Basil and Josephine stories, the Count of Darkness stories, and the Pat Hobby stories. By placing these stories within the context of Fitzgerald's total fictional achievement, this collection serves as a resource for a deepened understanding of the intensely autobiographical nature of Fitzgerald's work, offering insights into his methods of composition and his aims, both artistic and human. The roster of contributors includes long-time Fitzgerald critics such as John Kuehl, Scott Donaldson, and Ruth Prigozy, along with distinguished critics of modern American literature such as Robert Merrill, Alan Cheuse, and James Nagel, and younger scholars like Gerald Pike and Heidi Kunz Bullock. The editor, Jackson R. Bryer, deliberately chose such a diverse group to ensure a variety of critical perspectives. The resulting volume is not the "last word" on these neglected stories; rather, these are the "first words" on stories that will now begin to receive more attention in what will be a continuing discovery of the pleasures in the full range of F. Scott Fitzgerald's fiction.
Category: Literary Criticism

F Scott Fitzgerald In The Twenty First Century

Author : Jackson R. Bryer
ISBN : 9780817356620
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This thought-provoking collection explores significant new facets of an American author of lasting international stature. As the author of some of the most compelling short stories ever written, two of the central novels in American literature, and some of the most beautiful prose ever penned, F. Scott Fitzgerald is read and studied all over the world. Sixty-two years after his death, his works—protean, provocative, multilayered, and rich—continue to elicit spirited responses. This collection grew out of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference that convened in Princeton at the centennial of this author's birth. Bringing together dozens of the world's leading scholars and commentators, the conference and the book celebrate the ever-growing legacy of Fitzgerald's art. The subjects of these 19 essays reflect the contributors' wish to shine new light on less-frequently discussed aspects of Fitzgerald's work. Topics include Fitzgerald's Princeton influences and his expression of Catholic romanticism; his treatments of youth culture, the devil, and waste; parallels in the work of Mencken, Cather, and Murakami; and the ways gender, pastoral mode, humor, and the Civil War are variously presented in his work. One illustrated summary examines Fitzgerald's effect on popular culture through his appearance in the comics. Two broad overviews—one on Fitzgerald's career and another on the final developments in the author's style—round out the collection. The international scope of the contributors to this volume reflects Fitzgerald's worldwide reputation and appeal. With extensive treatments of This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Last Tycoon, and the Pat Hobby stories, this collection makes an unusual and significant contribution to the field of Fitzgerald studies.
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F Scott Fitzgerald

Author : John Richard Kuehl
ISBN : UOM:39015019433682
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Discusses stories from each period in Fitzgerald's career, looks at his approach to the short story, and includes brief critical appreciations
Category: Literary Criticism