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|Named Person:||F Scott Fitzgerald; Francis Scott Fitzgerald|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
F Scott Fitzgerald; Matthew J Bruccoli; Judith Baughman
|Description:||203 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||The Man of Letters as Professional --
Untitled Review of David Blaize by E. F. Benson (February 1917) --
Untitled Review of The Celt and the World by Shane Leslie (May 1917) --
Untitled Review of Verses in Peace and War by Shane Leslie (June 1917) --
Untitled Review of God, The Invisible King by H. G. Wells (June 1917) --
"An Interview with F. Scott Fitzgerald" (1920) --
"Contemporary Writers and Their Work, a Series of Autobiographical Letters - F. Scott Fitzgerald" (July 1920) --
"Who's Who - and Why" (18 September 1920) --
Public Letter to Thomas Boyd (20 February 1921) --
"The Baltimore Anti-Christ," Review of Prejudices, Second Series by H. L. Mencken (March 1921) --
"Three Soldiers," Review of the Novel by John Dos Passo (25 September 1921) --
"Three Cities" (September-October 1921) --
"Poor Old Marriage," Review of Brass by Charles G. Norris (November 1921) --
"Reminiscences of Donald Stewart" (11 December 1921) --
Dust-jacket Statement for John Cournos's Babel (1922).
|Responsibility:||edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, with Judith S. Baughman.|
In a substantial introduction to the volume, Matthew J. Bruccoli positions Fitzgerald as a case history for the profession-of-authorship approach to American literary history formulated by William Charvat. Bruccoli notes that more is known about the professional life of Fitzgerald than about that of any other major American author, and, drawing on that wealth of information, he challenges familiar myths about Fitzgerald's squandering of fortunes and literary genius. Bruccoli exposes the error of segregating Fitzgerald's magazine and movie work from his novels, suggesting instead that a symbiotic relationship exists among these works and ties them together.
In his own words, Fitzgerald corrects the most condescending and irksome notion about him - that he was a literary ignoramus who wrote brilliantly without knowing what he was doing. As these letters, notebook entries, book reviews, and articles clearly indicate, Fitzgerald reached usable conclusions about the craft of writing, the discipline of authorship, and the obligations of literature.
- Fitzgerald, F. Scott -- (Francis Scott), -- 1896-1940 -- Interviews.
- American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
- English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
- Authors and publishers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Books -- Reviews.
- Fitzgerald, Francis Scott.