Chapter 23. F. Scott Fitzgerald

  1. David Seed Professor
  1. William Blazek Senior Lecturer

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch23

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

How to Cite

Blazek, W. (2009) F. Scott Fitzgerald, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction (ed D. Seed), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch23

Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

Author Information

  1. Liverpool Hope University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146913

Online ISBN: 9781444310108

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Keywords:

  • The Great Gatsby (1925) and Tender is the Night (1934) - by F. Scott Fitzgerald;
  • This Side of Paradise (1920) - image and tone of America's restless young generation;
  • A Second Life - The Critical Revival;
  • “There are no second acts in American lives” and Fitzgerald notes for The Last Tycoon;
  • This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and Damned;
  • This Side of Paradise (1920) - novel expressing major theme of loss in different contexts;
  • Fitzgerald depicting past and passing time in The Great Gatsby - through double consciousness;
  • Tender is the Night (1934) - a complex sense of America's involvement in global economics;
  • energies and choices;
  • “The Swimmers” - patriotic and personal credo

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Second Life: The Critical Revival

  • This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and Damned

  • The Great Gatsby

  • Tender is the Night

  • Energies and Choices

  • References and Further Reading