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The Resource Paradise lost : a life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, David S. Brown

Paradise lost : a life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, David S. Brown

Label
Paradise lost : a life of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Title
Paradise lost
Title remainder
a life of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Statement of responsibility
David S. Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pigeonholed in popular memory as a Jazz Age epicurean, a playboy, and an emblem of the Lost Generation, F. Scott Fitzgerald was at heart a moralist struck by the nation's shifting mood and manners after World War I. In Paradise Lost, David Brown contends that Fitzgerald's deepest allegiances were to a fading antebellum world he associated with his father's Chesapeake Bay roots. Yet as a midwesterner, an Irish Catholic, and a perpetually in-debt author, he felt like an outsider in the haute bourgeoisie haunts of Lake Forest, Princeton, and Hollywood--places that left an indelible mark on his worldview. In this comprehensive biography, Brown reexamines Fitzgerald's childhood, first loves, and difficult marriage to Zelda Sayre. He looks at Fitzgerald's friendship with Hemingway, the golden years that culminated with Gatsby, and his increasing alcohol abuse and declining fortunes which coincided with Zelda's institutionalization and the nation's economic collapse. Placing Fitzgerald in the company of Progressive intellectuals such as Charles Beard, Randolph Bourne, and Thorstein Veblen, Brown reveals Fitzgerald as a writer with an encompassing historical imagination not suggested by his reputation as "the chronicler of the Jazz Age." His best novels, stories, and essays take the measure of both the immediate moment and the more distant rhythms of capital accumulation, immigration, and sexual politics that were moving America further away from its Protestant agrarian moorings. Fitzgerald wrote powerfully about change in America, Brown shows, because he saw it as the dominant theme in his own family history and life.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, David S.
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3511.I9
LC item number
Z5589 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Fitzgerald, Zelda
  • Nostalgia in literature
  • American literature
Label
Paradise lost : a life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, David S. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Clio and Scott -- Part I. Beginnings, 1896-1920: Prince and pauper -- Celtic blood -- Forever Princeton -- Golden girl -- Opposites alike -- Part II. Building up, 1920-1925: Trouble in paradise -- Corruptions : the early stories -- The knock-off artist -- Rich boy, poor boy -- The wages of sin : The Beautiful and Damned -- Exile in Great Neck -- After the gold rush : The Great Gatsby -- Part III. Breaking down, 1925-1940 -- Adrift abroad -- Emotional bankruptcy -- Penance -- Far from home -- Jazz Age Jeremiah -- Book of fathers : Tender is the Night -- Purgatory -- De profundis -- Life in a company town -- Sentimental education -- Stahr fall -- Ghosts and legends, 1940 and after -- Zelda after Scott -- Life after death
Control code
ocn959648871
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
397 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674504820
Lccn
2016048811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959648871
Label
Paradise lost : a life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, David S. Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Clio and Scott -- Part I. Beginnings, 1896-1920: Prince and pauper -- Celtic blood -- Forever Princeton -- Golden girl -- Opposites alike -- Part II. Building up, 1920-1925: Trouble in paradise -- Corruptions : the early stories -- The knock-off artist -- Rich boy, poor boy -- The wages of sin : The Beautiful and Damned -- Exile in Great Neck -- After the gold rush : The Great Gatsby -- Part III. Breaking down, 1925-1940 -- Adrift abroad -- Emotional bankruptcy -- Penance -- Far from home -- Jazz Age Jeremiah -- Book of fathers : Tender is the Night -- Purgatory -- De profundis -- Life in a company town -- Sentimental education -- Stahr fall -- Ghosts and legends, 1940 and after -- Zelda after Scott -- Life after death
Control code
ocn959648871
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
397 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674504820
Lccn
2016048811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959648871

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