By Robert L. Gale
F. Scott Fitzgerald is without doubt one of the so much difficult authors of yank literature. he's identified across the world because the writer of The nice Gatsby (1925), a twentieth-century literary vintage studied by means of highschool scholars and students alike. yet Fitzgerald used to be an amazingly efficient author regardless of a number of own problems. From the start of his literary occupation with the booklet of This aspect of Paradise in 1920 to his loss of life in 1940, he wrote five novels, approximately one hundred eighty brief tales, quite a few essays and reports, a lot poetry, a number of performs, and a few movie scripts. even if he wrote swiftly and maybe bleary-eyed, his works normally convey the flashes of his genius. he's celebrated as an emblem of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties, yet underneath the entire glitter for which his prose is legendary, he warns of the hazards of non-public recklessness and praises the redemptive energy of love.
Through 1000's of alphabetically prepared entries, this reference e-book offers whole insurance of Fitzgerald's existence and writings. the quantity starts with a chronology that lines his upward push from obscurity to reputation, his struggles with alcoholism, and his eventual monetary downfall. The entries that stick to supply an entire and specific photograph of Fitzgerald and his paintings. They current the fundamental motion in Fitzgerald's novels, brief tales, performs, and poems; establish all named fictional characters and point out their importance; and provides short biographical info for Fitzgerald's relatives, associates, affiliates. a number of the entries comprise bibliographies which emphasize feedback released after 1990, and the amount closes with a normal bibliography of an important wide reports of Fitzgerald and his works. an intensive index and broad move references supply extra entry to the wealth of knowledge during this reference e-book and help in making it a great tool for a variety of users.
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