The Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald
By (author) Kirk Curnutt
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Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald by Kirk Curnutt
Book DescriptionAlthough F. Scott Fitzgerald remains one of the most recognizable literary figures of the twentieth century, his legendary life - including his tempestuous romance with his wife and muse Zelda - continues to overshadow his art. However glamorous his image as the poet laureate of the 1920s, he was first and foremost a great writer with a gift for fluid, elegant prose. This introduction reminds readers why Fitzgerald deserves his preeminent place in literary history. It discusses not only his best-known works, The Great Gatsby (1925) and Tender Is the Night (1934), but the full scope of his output, including his other novels and his short stories. This book introduces new readers and students of Fitzgerald to his trademark themes, his memorable characters, his significant plots, the literary modes and genres from which he borrowed, and his inimitable style.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521676007
(228mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kirk Curnutt
Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hardback (March 2007)
An accessible student guide to Fitzgerald's life, work, context and critical reception.
Historical Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Paperback (August 2004)» View all books by Kirk Curnutt
This volume of commissioned essays explores topics concerning the historical context of Fitzgerald's writings. Its topics include the literary marketplace of the 1920s and 1930s, the influence of public figures such as Walter Lippmann and H. L. Mencken, the mass market, film and its treatment of the "New Woman," and the aftermath of World War I.
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Author Biography - Kirk Curnutt
Kirk Curnutt is Professor of English at Troy University, Montgomery.
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