By Alice Hall Petry
Fitzgerald’s Craft of brief Fiction deals the 1st accomplished learn of the 4 collections of brief tales that F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) ready for ebook in the course of his lifetime: Flappers and Philosophers (1920), stories of the Jazz Age (1922), all of the unhappy younger males (1926), and faucets at Reveille (1935). those licensed collections—which comprise works from the complete diversity of Fitzgerald’s profession, from his undergraduate days at Princeton to his ultimate contributions to Esquire magazine—provide an incredible assessment of his improvement as a brief tale author. initially released in 1989, this quantity attracts upon Fitzgerald’s copious own correspondence, biographical stories, and all to be had feedback, and analyzes how Fitzgerald perceived his achievements as a author of brief fiction from either inventive and advertisement standpoints. Petry will pay shut consciousness to the person tales, exploring how Fitzgerald’s starting to be technical services and the evolution of his issues mirror alterations in his own life.
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Extra info for Fitzgerald's craft of short fiction: the collected stories, 1920-1935
There was an unfortunate aptness in calling the second collection Tales of the Jazz Age, a title which even Fitzgerald regarded as dated: these were basically old stories. Having to resurrect college sketches was bad enough, but there was not even the consolation of critical appreciation for the more recent efforts. One of the newer stories, "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" (written in October 1921) was very good indeed, but Fitzgerald had experienced repeated rejection in marketing it and eventually had to settle for publication in The Smart Set.
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