F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Twenty-First Century

F Scott Fitzgerald in the Twenty First Century 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

  • Title: F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Twenty-First Century
  • Author: Jackson R. Bryer Ruth Prigozy M. Thomas Inge Mary McAleer Balkun Edward Gillin Christopher Ames Stanley Brodwin Kirk Curnutt
  • ISBN: 9780817312169
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 afteThis 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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    1. An excellent collection of Fitzgerald essays - with highlights including 'Thalia does the Charleston: Humor in the Fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald' and an examination of references of The Great Gatsby in comic strips - very interesting!

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