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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


Not ‘a Sincere and Yet Radiant World’ but ‘Trashy Imaginings’ – Representations of Popular Culture in Fitzgerald’s Short Fiction

Jade Broughton Adams

in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Fiction: From Ragtime to Swing Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474424684
eISBN:
9781474459662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424684.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses Fitzgerald’s conflicted relationship with popular culture in the interwar period from 1918 until his death in 1940. Magazines like the Saturday Evening Post were lucrative, and ... More


‘Satyre upon a Saxaphone’: Fitzgerald and Music

Jade Broughton Adams

in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Fiction: From Ragtime to Swing Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474424684
eISBN:
9781474459662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424684.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter demonstrates how Fitzgerald invokes music in his short fiction, which heavily features jazz. Fitzgerald shows how white artists such as the Castles and Irving Berlin often profited from ... More


‘A More Glittering, a Grosser Power’: Fitzgerald and Film

Jade Broughton Adams

in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Fiction: From Ragtime to Swing Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474424684
eISBN:
9781474459662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424684.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Fitzgerald imports cross-stylistic features from the spheres of dance and music into his fiction, and this chapter shows how he also employs filmic technique in his short stories. Joseph Conrad’s ... More


Dissolving Subjectivities: Imagined Selves in F. Scott Fitzgerald and John Keats

Mark Sandy

in Transatlantic Transformations of Romanticism: Aesthetics, Subjectivity and the Environment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474421485
eISBN:
9781474495820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421485.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that sympathetic ambivalence is the hallmark of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s mode of narration (for instance, exemplified in The Great Gatsby (1925) by Nick Carraway’s curious ... More


F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Fiction: From Ragtime to Swing Time

Jade Broughton Adams

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474424684
eISBN:
9781474459662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424684.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

F. Scott Fitzgerald is remembered primarily as a novelist, but he wrote nearly two hundred short stories for popular magazines such as the widely-read Saturday Evening Post. These stories are vividly ... More


‘Dancing Modern Suggestive Dances that are Simply Savagery’: Fitzgerald and Ragtime Dance

Jade Broughton Adams

in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Fiction: From Ragtime to Swing Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474424684
eISBN:
9781474459662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424684.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Irene and Vernon Castle were stewards of the transition from Victorian to modern dancing, and Fitzgerald uses this period as the setting for two series of stories. The rigid rules of Victorian dances ... 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


‘The One about Sitting on His Top Hat and Climbing up His Shirt Front’: Fitzgerald and Musical Theatre

Jade Broughton Adams

in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Fiction: From Ragtime to Swing Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474424684
eISBN:
9781474459662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424684.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter shows how Fitzgerald drew upon musical comedies of the stage and screen to inform his characterisation, plotting, and integration of song with dramatic action. Using his ‘playlet’, ... 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 ‘Chocolate Arabesques’ of Josephine Baker: Fitzgerald and Jazz Dance

Jade Broughton Adams

in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Fiction: From Ragtime to Swing Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474424684
eISBN:
9781474459662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424684.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter shows how Fitzgerald often associates modern dance with the primitive. Fitzgerald’s engagement with African American culture is complex, and though the appropriation of African American ... 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


“What a lugubrious tale!”: Fanya Levene

Sharon Skeel

in Catherine Littlefield: A Life in Dance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190654542
eISBN:
9780190654573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654542.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

Catherine attends a party at the Ellerslie mansion near Wilmington, Delaware, hosted by F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald in May 1927. Zelda and her daughter, Scottie, begin taking lessons at the ... 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 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


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


Thomas Boyd

David A. Rennie

in American Writers and World War I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198858812
eISBN:
9780191890918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858812.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Boyd is best known for his debut novel, Through the Wheat, which is typically thought of as an anti-war modernist work. However, I argue, Boyd’s novel is, in fact, a more ambiguous take on World War ... More


‘All My Stories are Conceived Like Novels’

Jade Broughton Adams

in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Fiction: From Ragtime to Swing Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474424684
eISBN:
9781474459662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424684.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter suggests several unifying features of a typical Fitzgerald story, including conceits of disguise and mistaken identity, a tone of lyrical nostalgia, and the deployment of popular ... More


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