Conversations with F Scott Fitzgerald

Conversations with F  Scott Fitzgerald
Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781578066049
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with F Scott Fitzgerald Book Excerpt:

Literary Criticism -- Biography --> Conversations with F. Scott Fitzgerald assembles over thirty interviews with one of America's greatest novelists, the author of The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night. Although most of these are not standard interviews in the modern sense, the quotes from Fitzgerald and the contemporary journalistic reaction to him reveal much about his writing techniques, artistic wisdom, and life. Editors Matthew J. Bruccoli, the foremost Fitzgerald scholar, and Judith S. Baughman have collected the most usable and articulate pieces on Fitzgerald, including a three-part 1922 interview conducted for the St. Paul Daily News. Fitzgerald (1896-1940) died before the authorial interview became a literary subgenre after World War II. Although Fitzgerald enjoyed his celebrity, as is clear in these pieces, he had a poor sense of public relations and provided interviewers with opportunities to trivialize him. As a result, Fitzgerald was often treated condescendingly in the press. Seven of his interviews-five printed before 1924-have flapper in their headlines. In the Jazz Age-a term Fitzgerald coined-he was regarded as a spokesman for rebellious youth, as a playboy, as an authority on sex and marriage, as an expert on Prohibition, and as an immensely popular writer for his work published in the Saturday Evening Post. Yet his literary ambitions were sizable and his impact on American fiction immeasurable. Matthew J. Bruccoli is Jefferies Professor of English at the University of South Carolina. He has written or edited thirty volumes on Fitzgerald, including the standard biography, Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Judith S. Baughman, who works in the department of English at the University of South Carolina, has written the F. Scott Fitzgerald volume in the Gale Study Guides series and has edited American Decades: 1920-1929.

Critical Companion to F Scott Fitzgerald

Critical Companion to F  Scott Fitzgerald
Author: Mary Jo Tate
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 1438108451
Category: Authors, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Companion to F Scott Fitzgerald Book Excerpt:

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.

F Scott Fitzgerald

F  Scott Fitzgerald
Author: Michael Glenday
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-12-28
ISBN: 1350309583
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

F Scott Fitzgerald Book Excerpt:

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.

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost
Author: David S. Brown
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2017-05-22
ISBN: 0674978269
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradise Lost Book Excerpt:

Pigeonholed as a Jazz Age epicurean and an emblem of the Lost Generation, Fitzgerald was at heart a moralist struck by the nation’s shifting mood and manners after WWI. Placing him among Progressives such as Charles Beard, Randolph Bourne, and Thorstein Veblen, David Brown reveals Fitzgerald as a writer with an encompassing historical imagination.

F Scott Fitzgerald and the American Scene

F  Scott Fitzgerald and the American Scene
Author: Ronald Berman
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN: 0817319646
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

F Scott Fitzgerald and the American Scene Book Excerpt:

A study of the philosophical, intellectual, and political influences on the artistic creations of Fitzgerald and key early American modernist writers. F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American Scene continues Ronald Berman’s lifelong study of the philosophical, intellectual, and political influences on the artistic creations of key early American modernist writers. Each chapter in this volume elaborates on a crucial aspect of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s depiction of American society, specifically through the lens of the social sciences that most influenced his writing and thinking. Berman addresses, among other subjects, Fitzgerald’s use of philosophy, cultural analyses, and sociology—all enriched by the insights of his own experience living an American life. He was especially interested in how life had changed from 1910 to 1920. Many Americans were unable to navigate between the 1920s and their own memories of a very different world before the Great War; especially Daisy Buchanan who evolves from girlhood (as typified in sentimental novels of the time) to wifehood (as actually experienced in the new decade). There is a profound similarity between what happens to Fitzgerald’s characters and what happened to the nation. Berman revisits classics like The Great Gatsby but also looks carefully at Fitzgerald’s shorter fictions, analyzing a stimulating spectrum of scholars from more contemporary critics like Thomas Piketty to George Santayana, John Maynard Keynes, John Dewey, and Walter Lippmann. This fascinating addition to F. Scott Fitzgerald scholarship, although broad in its content, is accessible to a wide audience. Scholars and students of Fitzgerald and twentieth-century American literature, as well as dedicated Fitzgerald readers, will enjoy Berman’s take on a long-debated and celebrated author.

F Scott Fitzgerald s Short Fiction

F  Scott Fitzgerald s Short Fiction
Author: Jade Broughton Adams
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-11-14
ISBN: 1474424694
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

F Scott Fitzgerald s Short Fiction Book Excerpt:

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.

Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams

Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams
Author: Greta Heintzelman,Alycia Smith Howard
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438108567
Category: Dramatists, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams Book Excerpt:

One of the greatest American dramatists of the 20th century, Tennessee Williams is known for his sensitive characterizations, poetic yet realistic writing, ironic humor, and depiction, of harsh realties in human relationship. His work is frequently included in high school and college curricula, and his plays are continually produced. Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams includes entries on all of Williams's major and minor works, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, a novel, a collection of short stories, two poetry collections, and personal essays; places and events related to his works; major figures in his life; his literary influences; and issues in Williams scholarship and criticism. Appendixes include a complete list of Williams's works; a list of research libraries with significant Williams holdings; and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.

Cinematic Fictions

Cinematic Fictions
Author: David Seed
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1846318122
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinematic Fictions Book Excerpt:

The phrase 'cinematic fiction' has now been generally accepted into critical discourse, but is usually applied to post-war novels. This book asks a simple question: given their fascination with the new medium of film, did American novelists attempt to apply cinematic methods in their own writings? From its very beginnings the cinema has played a special role in defining American culture. Covering the period from the 1910s up to the Second World War, Cinematic Fictions offers new insights into classics like The Great Gatsby and The Grapes of Wrath discussing major writers' critical writings on film and active participation in film-making. Cinematic Fictions is also careful not to portray 'cinema' as a single or stable entity. Some novelists drew on silent film; others looked to the Russian theorists for inspiration; and yet others turned to continental film-makers rather than to Hollywood. Film itself was constantly evolving during the first decades of the twentieth century and the writers discussed here engaged in a kind of dialogue with the new medium, selectively pursuing strategies of montage, limited point of view and scenic composition towards their different ends. Contrasting a diverse range of cinematic and literary movements, this will be compulsory reading for scholars of American literature and film.

Modernity and Progress

Modernity and Progress
Author: Ronald Berman
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2007-03-18
ISBN: 0817354301
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modernity and Progress Book Excerpt:

"From the 1920s and for a generation thereafter, understandings of time, place, and civilization were subjected to a barrage of new conceptions. Berman probes the work of three writers--Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Orwell--who wrestled with one or more of these issues in ways of lasting significance. At stake for each is a sense of what constitutes true civilization"--Back cover.

Approaches to Teaching Fitzgerald s The Great Gatsby

Approaches to Teaching Fitzgerald s The Great Gatsby
Author: Jackson R. Bryer,Nancy P. VanArsdale
Publsiher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to Teaching Fitzgerald s The Great Gatsby Book Excerpt:

Gail Sinclair --; "Look here, you see": focusing on myopic vision in The great Gatsby /; Ted Billy --; Echoes of the Middle Ages: teaching the Medieval in The great Gatsby /; Deborah Davis Schlacks --; Enough guilt to go around: teaching Fitzgerald's lesson in morality /; Peter L. Hays --; Doubting Nick: reading Nick reading Gatsby reading Daisy /; Cecilia Konchar Farr --; Teaching The great Gatsby through examining gender roles /; Marilyn Elkins --; Fiction and film: teaching aspects of narrative in The great Gatsby /; Danuta Fjellestad and Eleanor Wikborg --; Using music to teach The great Gatsby /; Anthony Berret.

American Writers and World War I

American Writers and World War I
Author: David A. Rennie
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-07-02
ISBN: 0198858817
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Writers and World War I Book Excerpt:

Looking at texts written throughout the careers of Edith Wharton, Ellen La Motte, Mary Borden, Thomas Boyd, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Laurence Stallings, and Ernest Hemingway, American Writers and World War I argues that authors' war writing continuously evolved in response to developments in their professional and personal lives. Recent research has focused on constituencies of identity--such as gender, race, and politics--registered in American Great War writing. Rather than being dominated by their perceived membership of such socio-political categories, this study argues that writers reacted to and represented the war in complex ways which were frequently linked to the exigencies of maintaining a career as a professional author. War writing was implicated in, and influenced by, wider cultural forces such as governmental censorship, the publishing business, advertising, and the Hollywood film industry. American Writers and World War I argues that even authors' hallmark 'anti-war' works are in fact characterized by an awareness of the war's nuanced effects on society and individuals. By tracking authors' war writing throughout their entire careers--in well-known texts, autobiography, correspondence, and neglected works--this study contends that writers' reactions were multifaceted, and subject to change--in response to their developments as writers and individuals. This work also uncovers the hitherto unexplored importance of American cultural and literary precedents which offered writers means of assessing the war. Ultimately, the volume argues, American World War I writing was highly personal, complex, and idiosyncratic.

Twenty First Century Readings of Tender is the Night

Twenty First Century Readings of  Tender is the Night
Author: William Blazek,Laura Rattray
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-06
ISBN: 1781387842
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twenty First Century Readings of Tender is the Night Book Excerpt:

Bringing together established Fitzgerald scholars from the United Kingdom, Europe and North America, this collection offers eleven new readings of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1934 novel, Tender is the Night. While The Great Gatsby continues to attract more attention than the rest of Fitzgerald's oeuvre combined, persistent, if infrequent, writings on Tender is the Night from the 1950s onwards indicate that, like Gatsby's green light, Fitzgerald's fourth novel continues both to perplex and intrigue. In addition to the inevitable biographical interpretations, the novel has, in myriad readings, been viewed as: a marriage novel, a text of disturbed psychology, a text nostalgically marking the passing of a talent and a time, an outdated "Jazz Age" story, and "the great novel about American history". This new collection of essays opens criticism of Tender Is the Night to a new generation of scholars providing new ways for readers to appreciate this complex, compelling, and profound work.Contributors include edi

Conversations with Ernest Hemingway

Conversations with Ernest Hemingway
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9780878052721
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Ernest Hemingway Book Excerpt:

These firsthand interviews and newspaper accounts constitute a valuable edition to the sizable and ever-growing Hemingway shelf. They let Papa speak his mind, and the inimitable Hemingway voice comes through clearly: the boastfulness, the fierce ambition, the love of prizefighting and the bullring, the snappish impatience with questions (and questioners) he didn't like, and the high seriousness and dedication to his craft. The pieces from the early days are largely short snippets from newspapers; it is only later - from the 1940s on - that Hemingway begins to get the star treatment from publications such as the New Yorker or George Plimpton's Paris Review. Consequently the best comes last. A splendid, delicious book - for Hemingway fans, one well worth savoring.

7 Best Short Stories by F Scott Fitzgerald

7 Best Short Stories by F  Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publsiher: Tacet Books
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN: 8577770559
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

7 Best Short Stories by F Scott Fitzgerald Book Excerpt:

In Fitzgerald's world, everything that's delicious turns bitter; every party is a tragedy. At first, things seem sexy and sumptuous and doused in champagne. When the music stops, though, everything falls apart. Money is the beginning and end of everyone's troubles, and the world is sharply divided between those who have it and those who need it. Travel through the rich universe of this great author through these seven short stories specially chosen to please old readers and newcomers to Fitzgerald's work. The Diamond as Big as the Ritz The Jelly-Bean May Day The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Bernice Bobs Her Hair Head and Shoulders The Cut-Glass Bowl

Writers Between the Covers

Writers Between the Covers
Author: Joni Rendon,Shannon McKenna Schmidt
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN: 0698146816
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writers Between the Covers Book Excerpt:

What happened off the page was often a lot spicier than what was written on it... Why did Norman Mailer stab his second wife at a party? Who was Edith Wharton’s secret transatlantic lover? What motivated Anaïs Nin to become a bigamist? Writers Between the Covers rips the sheets off these and other real-life love stories of the literati—some with fairy tale endings and others that resulted in break-ups, breakdowns, and brawls. Among the writers laid bare are Agatha Christie, who sparked the largest-ever manhunt in England as her marriage fell apart; Arthur Miller, whose jaw-dropping pairing with Marilyn Monroe proved that opposites attract, at least initially; and T.S. Eliot, who slept in a deckchair on his disastrous honeymoon. From the best break-up letters to the stormiest love triangles to the boldest cougars and cradle-robbers, this fun and accessible volume—packed with lists, quizzes and in-depth exposés—reveals literary history’s most titillating loves, lusts, and longings.

The Professions of Authorship

The Professions of Authorship
Author: Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 251
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9781570031441
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Professions of Authorship Book Excerpt:

A tribute to a man whose life's work has centered on the study of authorship and who is a scholar and book collector of the first magnitude, The Professions of Authorship examines the business of writing, publishing, and selling books - or what George V. Higgins describes in this volume as a "perplexing, disorganized, chameleonic enterprise". Twenty-three authors, publishing professionals, and scholars who share Matthew J. Bruccoli's love and knowledge of books offer candid observations and opinions about the past, present, and future of publishing. In doing so, they unravel many of the mysteries surrounding this tradition-bound endeavor.

Imaginary Conversations With Famous People

Imaginary Conversations With Famous People
Author: Jack J. Flynn Sr.
Publsiher: Fulton Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2017-06-21
ISBN: 1633385205
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaginary Conversations With Famous People Book Excerpt:

The conversations are imaginary as the title says. The meeting place is purgatory, or Summerland. The people here (men) have survived the grave. That is a big issue. Many who died are atheists and can hardly believe they are still alive, and they linger in the corners up there until their minds are clear. Women are separated from the men. They are being treated in another part of purgatory. The average time a person spends there is about 150 years. So that is a lot of time for most of them to

Sixteen Modern American Authors

Sixteen Modern American Authors
Author: Jackson R. Bryer
Publsiher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press
Total Pages: 810
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sixteen Modern American Authors Book Excerpt:

Provides brief updated portraits of eminent poets, novelists, and playwrights, accompanied by summaries of recent critical scholarship and data on the manuscripts, editions, and bibliographies of their works

Conversations with Steve Erickson

Conversations with Steve Erickson
Author: Matthew Luter,Mike Miley
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2021-06-28
ISBN: 1496833899
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Steve Erickson Book Excerpt:

Much like his novels, Steve Erickson (b. 1950) exists on the periphery of our perception, a shadow figure lurking on the margins, threatening to break through, but never fully emerging. Despite receiving prestigious honors, Erickson has remained a subterranean literary figure, receiving effusive praise from his fans, befuddled or cautious assessments from reviewers, and scant scholarly attention. Erickson’s obscurity comes in part from the difficulty of categorizing his work within current trends in fiction, and in part from the wide variety of concerns that populate his writing: literature, music, film, politics, history, time, and his fascination with his home city of Los Angeles. His dream-fueled blend of European modernism, American pulp, and paranoid late-century postmodernism makes him essential to an appreciation of the last forty years of American fiction but difficult to classify neatly within that same realm. He is at once thoroughly of his time and distinctly outside it. In these twenty-four interviews Erickson clarifies how his aesthetic and political visions are inextricable from each other. He diagnoses the American condition since World War II, only to reveal that America’s triumphs and failures have been consistent since its inception—and that he presciently described decades ago certain features of our present. Additionally, the interviews expose the remarkable consistency of Erickson’s vision over time while simultaneously capturing the new threads that appear in his later fiction as they emerge in his thought. Conversations with Steve Erickson will deepen readers’ understanding of how Erickson’s books work—and why this utterly singular writer deserves greater attention.

Having Hard Conversations

Having Hard Conversations
Author: Jennifer Abrams
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2009-01-08
ISBN: 1452276501
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Having Hard Conversations Book Excerpt:

Speak with clarity, confidence, and courage! Many educators struggle with discussing difficult issues with colleagues. This insightful book helps readers effectively lead challenging conversations with supervisees, peers, and supervisors. Emphasizing initiative and preparation as keys to a successful conversation, the author’s step-by-step approach provides: Thought-provoking questions and first-person accounts that help build communications skills Advice on overcoming personal hesitation about expressing concerns Guidance on goal setting and choosing the best “what-where-and-when” for a productive discussion Sample scripts and other interactive tools to help educators prepare for the conversation and achieve positive outcomes