By Robert L. Gale
F. Scott Fitzgerald is without doubt one of the so much tough authors of yankee literature. he's identified the world over because the writer of The nice Gatsby (1925), a twentieth-century literary vintage studied through highschool scholars and students alike. yet Fitzgerald was once an amazingly efficient author regardless of quite a few own problems. From the start of his literary occupation with the book of This aspect of Paradise in 1920 to his dying in 1940, he wrote five novels, approximately one hundred eighty brief tales, quite a few essays and studies, a lot poetry, a number of performs, and a few movie scripts. even if he wrote rapidly and maybe bleary-eyed, his works frequently convey the flashes of his genius. he's celebrated as a logo of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties, yet underneath the entire glitter for which his prose is known, he warns of the hazards of non-public recklessness and praises the redemptive energy of love.
Through thousands of alphabetically prepared entries, this reference ebook offers whole insurance of Fitzgerald's lifestyles and writings. the quantity starts with a chronology that strains his upward thrust from obscurity to popularity, his struggles with alcoholism, and his eventual monetary downfall. The entries that keep on with provide a whole and distinct photo of Fitzgerald and his paintings. They current the basic motion in Fitzgerald's novels, brief tales, performs, and poems; establish all named fictional characters and point out their importance; and provides short biographical details for Fitzgerald's kin, acquaintances, affiliates. a few of the entries contain bibliographies which emphasize feedback released after 1990, and the amount closes with a basic bibliography of crucial wide stories of Fitzgerald and his works. an intensive index and wide go references supply extra entry to the wealth of data during this reference booklet and help in making it a great tool for a variety of users.
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Her verve is leaving her, and she does not give a damn. To his critical grandfather Anthony reports he has published an essay, to which the old man suggests Anthony become a war correspondent in Europe. Gloria ridicules Anthony’s socalled work. Bloeckman visits and suggests that Gloria might do well in the movies. He infuriates Anthony by taking her for a drive. After a binge in New York in February 1916, Anthony slugs a taxi driver and is arrested. He realizes he is low on funds. By contrast, Dick is selling stories to the movies.
Maury is there, recognizes him, and learns he works as a social worker in Stamford. Anthony, Gloria, Dick, Muriel, and Rachael and her husband, Rodman Barnes, burst in. Amid drinks Gloria warns Anthony to stop paying everyone’s bills and to quit flirting with Rachael. Maury gets Paramore drunk and makes antidemocratic and anti-Christian comments. Frenzied dancing ensues. Suddenly Adam, who phoned earlier but was cut off, totters in with Edward Shuttleworth, his tough aide. Adam, a rabid prohibitionist, leaves in horror.
Short story. (Characters: Ede Andros, Edith Andros, John Andros, Billy Markey, Joe Markey, Mrs. ) John Andros, thirty-eight, takes solace in Ede, his daughter, two and a half, when he is especially aware of his own mortality. One December day he boards the commuter train to his country home early because his wife has phoned that the three are invited to a party to celebrate the second birthday of Billy Markey, next door. When Andros arrives late, the other babies and their mothers have left, and Edith is arguing with Billy’s mother.