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Success and Stardom in F. Scott Fitzgerald

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald, which gave particular attention to how the characters created their social personae and the self-image they strove to project. Fitzgerald was ... More


Cultural and racial (dis)affiliations

Tara Stubbs

in American literature and Irish culture, 1910-55: The politics of enchantment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719084331
eISBN:
9781781705841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084331.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

A study of American modernism and Irish culture must necessarily begin with a consideration of family. The affiliations and disaffiliations to Ireland experienced by the American writers discussed in ... More


Torn, Burned, and Yet Dancing: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Hollywood Writing

Alix Beeston

in In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690168
eISBN:
9780190690199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690168.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the collaborative and institutionalized mode of production in studio-era Hollywood through the lens of the two major projects that comprised the work of the final year of F. ... More


The Literary Soundtrack: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Heard and Unheard Melodies

T. Austin Graham

in The Great American Songbooks: Musical Texts, Modernism, and the Value of Popular Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862115
eISBN:
9780199332748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862115.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter studies F. Scott Fitzgerald and the concept of “the literary soundtrack”—that is, a series of identifiable, well-known pieces of music that punctuate literary plots and are intended to ... More


Introduction

William Blazek and Laura Rattray

in Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310713
eISBN:
9781846314308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314308.001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter details the events leading up to the publication of Tender Is the Night in 1934, and also considers critical reception of the novel. It then sets out the book's purpose, ... More


“A Beaker Full of the Warm South”: The Fitzgeralds and Mediterranean Infusions

Catherine Keyser

in Artificial Color: Modern Food and Racial Fictions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190673123
eISBN:
9780190673154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673123.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

According to early-twentieth-century raciologists, the Mediterranean race, which could be found all over Europe, especially in the South, had disturbing ties to Africa and Asia and, moreover, with ... More


‘Can't We Put it in Writing?’: Some Short Precursors to Tender Is the Night

Bonnie Shannon McMullen

in Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310713
eISBN:
9781846314308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314308.002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines key short stories that relate Tender Is the Night to Fitzgerald's prolific mid-career output, particularly to concepts of performance and audience, as well as to issues of form ... More


The Global Remapping of American Literature

Paul Giles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book charts how the cartographies of American literature as an institutional category have varied radically across different times and places. Arguing that American literature was consolidated ... More


The Maiden and the Monstrance

Mary Lowe-Evans

in Catholic Nostalgia in Joyce and Company

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032856
eISBN:
9780813038643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032856.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the influence of the Catholic service called benediction on the works of James Joyce. It suggests that benediction constituted for Joyce and other writers including Thomas ... More


Gender Anxiety: The Unresolved Dialectic of Fitzgerald's Writing

Faith Pullin

in Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310713
eISBN:
9781846314308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314308.011
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

While Fitzgerald is constantly linked to the male writers of his generation, most notably to his literary sparring partner Ernest Hemingway, this chapter suggests that his Woolfian tendency towards ... More


‘A Unity Less Conventional But Not Less Serviceable’: A Narratological History of Tender Is the Night

Kirk Curnutt

in Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310713
eISBN:
9781846314308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314308.008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter offers a comprehensive defence of Fitzgerald's form and structure in Tender and measures this perspective against a body of criticism that views the novel as faulty and ill-conceived in ... More


Escape to Nice

Ruth Barton

in Rex Ingram: Visionary Director of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147093
eISBN:
9780813151496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147093.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter charts Rex Ingram and Alice Terry’s departure to Nice on the French Riviera financed by MGM. It describes the setting up of Rex Ingram Studios at the Victorine and the first film made ... More


MENCKEN, NATHAN, AND GOD

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In September 1914, Mencken became the new editor of The Smart Set, the magazine that he began to edit with partner, drama critic George Jean Nathan. Their discovery of new, realistic writers included ... More


Tender Is the Night, ‘Jazzmania’, and the Ellingson Matricide

James L. W. West III

in Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310713
eISBN:
9781846314308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314308.003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents an account of the Ellingson Matricide case, which caught Fitzgerald's attention during the genesis of Tender Is the Night and gave him his beginning and initial impetus. ... More


‘Some Fault in the Plan’: Fitzgerald's Critique of Psychiatry in Tender Is the Night

William Blazek

in Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310713
eISBN:
9781846314308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314308.005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Fitzgerald's awareness of the dangers of allowing the developing fields of psychiatry and psychoanalysis to redefine the relationship of the individual to the community. In ... More


The Forward Glance: Modernity, Southerners, and Interregional Contact

David A. Davis (ed.)

in World War I and Southern Modernism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815415
eISBN:
9781496815453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815415.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Contact between southerners and non-southerners during World War I was one of the crucial processes that led to the development of distal modernism by southern writers. This chapter describes the ... More


Hamlet in St. Petersburg, Faust in Great Neck: Dostoyevsky and Scott Fitzgerald

Jeffrey Hart

in Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter first looks at the novel as the epic, noting differences between the two concepts such as: the novel fundamentally “shows” a story rather than “tells” it. Unlike the literature of the ... More


“The Three Kings: Hemingway, Faulkner, and Fitzgerald”

Richard Ford

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0037
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this chapter, the author reflects on how he came to read William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald—whom he describes as the three kings. The author begins by recalling a few ... More


An ‘Unblinding of Eyes’: The Narrative Vision of Tender Is the Night

Laura Rattray

in Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310713
eISBN:
9781846314308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314308.006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter argues that Tender is the most modern and experimental work of Fiztgerald's career. Specifically, it proposes that, in the novel, Fitzgerald utilizes motifs of visual dislocation, ... More


Si le soleil ne revenait pas: Swiss Clockwork Gone Mad in Tender Is the Night

Marie-Agnès Gay

in Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310713
eISBN:
9781846314308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314308.007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Book 2, the central section of the novel, and emphasizes the centrality of Switzerland, though as a ‘fictional stage’, a ‘no-place’ that exposes a void in the setting and form ... More


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