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F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Francis Scott Fitzgerald is an American writer, best known for his novels and short stories describing the so-called American "jazz era" of the 1920s. The writer was born on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota, in a wealthy Irish Catholic family. His was named in honor of his great-great-grandfather, the author of the text of the national anthem of the United States. At the same time, wealth in his family was provided not by his f... moreather, and thanks to the family of his mother, McQuillan. Thanks to wealthy relatives, Fitzgerald had the opportunity to study at prestigious institutions: 1908-1910 - at the Academy of St. Paul, 1911-1913 - in the Newman School, 1913-1917 - Princeton University.
At Princeton, he played for the team of the university's football team, he wrote short stories and plays, which won in the university competitions. However, in 1917, shortly before the final exams, Fitzgerald went as a volunteer in the army, but never was involved into combat action.

In 1919, Fitzgerald was discharged, worked for a while advertising agent in New York. Even during his military service, he met Zelda Sayre, comes from a wealthy and respectable family (she was the daughter of a judge in Alabama) and is considered the main and the most beautiful bride if the state.
Apparently, the desire to marry Zelda Sayre forced him to look for success at the literary field, because only success would allow him to marry her and have blessing from her family. That's why he sits down to redo his manuscript "Romantic Egoist", which he at that time and did not post, because it is already a couple of times he returned publishers.
The first book in 1922, was published a second novel, Fitzgerald "Beautiful and Damned", describing a painful marriage of two talented and attractive representatives of artistic bohemia.
In 1924, Fitzgerald went to Europe, first to Italy and then to France. While in Paris, he met there with Ernest Hemingway. In Paris Fitzgerald finishes and publishes the novel "The Great Gatsby" - a novel that many critics, and indeed Fitzgerald, considered a masterpiece of American literature of that period, the symbol of the "jazz era" In 1926 he published a collection of short stories "All these sad young people."
However, the following years of his life were very complicated. To have money for living he wrote for The Saturday Evening Post. His wife Zelda is going through several bouts of obfuscation, since 1925, and gradually goes mad. Treatment fails. Fitzgerald is going through a painful crisis and begins to drink as an alcoholic.
In October 1939, Fitzgerald began to write the novel about the life of Hollywood - "The Last Tycoon", which was left unfinished. During the three years of living in Hollywood, he also wrote a series of stories and articles, mostly autobiographical, published after his death in the book "Crash." Fitzgerald died of a heart attack December 21, 1940 in Hollywood, California, in the home of Sheila Graham.
Books by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby (1924)
3 of 5 Votes: 2
Abоut the stоry’s backgrоund: In 1922, F. Scоtt Fitzgerald annоunced his decisiоn tо write "sоmething new--sоmething extraоrdinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned." That extraоrdinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and abоve all, simple nоvel became The Great Gatsby, arguabl...
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Six Other Stories (1932)
3.78 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: A wonderful collection of short stories; charming, wise and beautifully characterised, yet there is a sadness behind them which I cannot explain, almost a Chekhovian sadness, perhaps it is because most of the stories I read are love stories (of a sort) and present a wistfully rom...
The Ice Palace (1920)
3.72 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Better than the previous read.. The story is about a girl who feels that she'll be stuck if she continues to live in the south and moves on to the north with a boy she thinks she is in love with.. Only when she reaches north does she realize the false pretense of the people there...
The Ice Palace and Other Stories (1920)
3.72 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: 1. I'm on page four and I love it already. The prose is beautiful so far! I am somewhat familiar with Fitz quotes and I just found "I want to live where things happen on a big scale" - the find definitely made me smile. This may be a little premature to say, but I feel I connect ...
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button And Two Other Stories (2008)
3.5 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: An interesting collection of shorts, displaying a very different Fitzgerald to what I remember from having read The Great Gatsby at school.Benjamin Button feels like a classic sci-fi short by H G Wells done as a radio play. Covering the main protagonist's whole life within a brie...
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