By Robert L. Gale
F. Scott Fitzgerald is without doubt one of the such a lot tough 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 way of highschool scholars and students alike. yet Fitzgerald used to be an amazingly effective author regardless of a number of own problems. From the start of his literary profession with the e-book of This part 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 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 express 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 risks of private recklessness and praises the redemptive strength of love.
Through thousands of alphabetically prepared entries, this reference publication offers whole assurance of Fitzgerald's existence and writings. the amount starts off with a chronology that lines his upward thrust from obscurity to status, his struggles with alcoholism, and his eventual monetary downfall. The entries that stick with supply a whole and targeted photograph of Fitzgerald and his paintings. They current the basic motion in Fitzgerald's novels, brief tales, performs, and poems; determine all named fictional characters and point out their importance; and provides short biographical details for Fitzgerald's relations, buddies, affiliates. a few of the entries comprise bibliographies which emphasize feedback released after 1990, and the amount closes with a basic bibliography of crucial vast stories of Fitzgerald and his works. an intensive index and broad go references supply extra entry to the wealth of knowledge during this reference e-book and assist in making it a great tool for quite a lot of users.
Read or Download An F. Scott Fitzgerald Encyclopedia PDF
Similar literary criticism & theory books
What did it suggest within the first 1/2 this century to claim `I am English? ' a realistic Sourcebook on nationwide identification is a different number of extracts from writing of the period, all of which ultimately bring up this question. Drawn from a variety of assets together with letters, diaries, journalism, fiction, poems, parliamentary speeches and govt studies, the quantity is split into 5 sections: * the tips and beliefs of Englishness * types of Rural England * struggle and nationwide id * tradition and Englishness * household and concrete Englands The editors offer an creation to every part and finish with urged learn actions and extra examining.
Degree Thesis from the 12 months 2010 within the topic English Language and Literature reports - Literature, grade: 1,3, Martin Luther collage (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, summary: With the expansion in recognition as a result of sequence like Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles and the motif’s habitual presence in cinematic variations of Stoker’s Dracula in addition to a number of television codecs public curiosity hasn't ever ceased to the current day.
Representing quite a lot of serious and theoretical views, this quantity examines J. M. Coetzee's novels from Dusklands to Diary of a foul 12 months. the alternative of essays displays 3 wide ambitions: aligning the South African measurement of Coetzee's writing along with his "late modernist" aesthetic; exploring the connection among Coetzee's novels and his essays on linguistics; and paying specific awareness to his newer fictional experiments.
Many writers, from Aristophanes to Joseph Heller, have written approximately politics. yet at yes classes in heritage, usually from time to time of clash and turmoil, writers have consciously used their literary skills to help or oppose a particular reason. The Nineteen Thirties, a decade of common social and political breakdown, was once this kind of interval.
- The Influence of the European Culture on Hemingway’s Fiction
- Mary Cholmondeley Reconsidered: Volume 7 (Gender and Genre)
- Thomas Pynchon and American Counterculture (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture)
- Clouds above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 2
- The Rites of Identity: The Religious Naturalism and Cultural Criticism of Kenneth Burke and Ralph Ellison
Additional resources for An F. Scott Fitzgerald Encyclopedia
An F. Scott Fitzgerald Encyclopedia by Robert L. Gale