Well told stories I have read a lot of his books and these stories are just as good as his other works. I just did not like his descriptions of black people but then i realized he would have hardly have known anyone of color considering the time period these were written it. I would recommed everyone to read at least something by Fitzgerald.
Turn of the 20th century story telling I didn't know it was to be collection, of stories, but I loved it. Had to reacquaint myself with the jargon - some long ago now forbidden - but it was nice to be reintroduced to a time when life seemed quieter. Glad to have read it . . . it is a treasure to behold.
Short story collection They get pretty diverse! My favorite though is easily the first one "The Offshore Pirate" but all through the book is captivating, descriptive language that creates a story painted by words.
Flappers and Philosophers A collage of stories featuring different facets of life in an age gone by. I adored reading this book and couldn't put it down. I am looking forward to my next foray with F. Scott Fitzgerald.
A vibrant self-portrait of an artist whose work was his life. In this new collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's letters, edited by leading Fitzgerald scholar and biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli, we see through his own words the artistic and emotional maturation of one of America's most enduring and elegant authors. A Life in Letters is the most comprehensive volume of Fitzgerald's letters -- many of them appearing in print for the first time. The fullness of the selection and the chronological arrangement make this collection the closest thing to an autobiography that Fitzgerald ever wrote. While many readers are familiar with Fitzgerald's legendary "jazz age" social life and his friendships with Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Edmund Wilson, and other famous authors, few are aware of his writings about his life and his views on writing. Letters to his editor Maxwell Perkins illustrate the development of Fitzgerald's literary sensibility; those to his friend and competitor Ernest Hemingway reveal their difficult relationship. The most poignant letters here were written to his wife, Zelda, from the time of their courtship in Montgomery, Alabama, during World War I to her extended convalescence in a sanatorium near Asheville, North Carolina. Fitzgerald is by turns affectionate and proud in his letters to his daughter, Scottie, at college in the East while he was struggling in Hollywood. For readers who think primarily of Fitzgerald as a hard-drinking playboy for whom writing was effortless, these letters show his serious, painstaking concerns with creating realistic, durable art.
The Last Tycoon, edited by the renowned literary critic Edmund Wilson, was first published a year after Fitzgerald's death and includes the author's notes and outline for his unfinished literary masterpiece. It is the story of the young Hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr, who was inspired by the life of boy-genius Irving Thalberg, and is an exposé of the studio system in its heyday.
The Pat Hobby Stories are a collection of 17 comedic short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. They first appeared in Esquire magazine between January 1940 and May 1941, but in 1962 they were collected into a single book and published posthumously. Pat Hobby is a once successful screenwriter in Hollywood, but now an alcoholic and broke, who spends his time hanging around the studio, hoping for work. The stories generally revolve around him hatching a plan to earn money or glory in some way, but they usually end in further humiliation. The introduction to the book states, "while it would be unfair to judge this book as a novel, it would be less than fair to consider it as anything but a full-length portrait. It was as such that Fitzgerald worked on it, and would have wanted it presented in book form, after its original magazine publication. He thought of it as a comedy."
The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, The Great Gatsby (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the "first step" American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken praised "the charm and beauty of the writing," as well as Fitzgerald's sharp social sense; and Thomas Wolfe hailed it as Fitzgerald's "best work" thus far. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when, The New York Times remarked, "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s that resonates with the power of myth. A novel of lyrical beauty yet brutal realism, of magic, romance, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.
Tales of the Jazz Age is an anthology of nineteen short stories by renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald, including "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," "Dice, Brassknuckles and Guitar," and "Love in the Night."
Raconté par un voisin devenu son ami, le roman tourne autour du personnage de Gatsby, jeune millionnaire charmant au passé trouble qui vit luxueusement dans une villa toujours pleine d'invités. Par certains aspects, le livre peut paraître une critique complexe de la bourgeoisie, de son opulence et de sa superficialité, ou chaque personnage est pret a tout pour parvenir a ses fins. Nick Carraway, un jeune homme américain du Middle West atteignant la trentaine, se rend a New York pour travailler dans la finance comme agent de change. Par hasard, il trouve a louer une petite bicoque a Long Island, zone résidentielle tres huppée et snob de la banlieue new-yorkaise. Sa demeure, presque invisible, est située dans West Egg entre deux énormes et luxueuses villas. De la, la vue est imprenable sur East Egg, l'endroit le plus cossu et sélect de toute la zone. C'est la qu'habitent Daisy, sa cousine germaine et Tom Buchanan, son mari, issu de la meme promotion que Nick a l'université Yale. Nick se rend un soir chez les Buchanan, qu'il connaît a peine, sur invitation de Daisy. Tom, beau et riche colosse, mais quelque peu bourru paraît végéter aupres de Daisy, laquelle semble tout autant s'ennuyer ferme avec son mari. Elle passe le plus clair de son temps avec son amie Jordan Baker, joueuse de golf professionnelle. Tom, peu de temps apres, demande a Nick de l'accompagner pour lui présenter sa maîtresse, Myrtle Wilson, la femme d'un garagiste sur la route qui relie New York a Long Island. Nick, témoin de l'inconstance de Tom, de l'enlisement du couple qu'il forme avec Daisy, n'aurait guere d'intéret a fréquenter les Buchanan s'il n'y avait le rapprochement de plus en plus sensible avec la belle Jordan. Celle-ci s'étonne qu'il ne connaisse pas Gatsby puisqu'il habite West Egg, comme lui, et qu'on ne parle que de cet homme a la richesse fabuleuse. Gatsby, justement, c'est son voisin. C'est lui qui possede l'immense maison tres animée qui occulte celle misérable de Nick. Gatsby donne fréquemment des réceptions somptueuses qui accueillent des centaines de convives. Mais qui est Jay Gatsby? D'ou vient-il? Que fait-il? Les rumeurs les plus folles circulent sur son passé et sa fortune, meme au sein de sa propre maison. C'est ce que Nick brule de découvrir lorsqu'un jour il reçoit une invitation pour passer la soirée chez Gatsby. Une incroyable histoire va lier Nick, Tom, Gatsby, Jordan, Myrtle et Daisy pendant cet été 1922... (Wikipedia)
O Curioso Caso de Benjamin Button é um conto tocante e inesquecível. Escrito por Francis Scott Fitzgerald em 1922, o livro conta a história de Benjamin que nasceu com a aparência de um homem idoso. Conforme cresce, Benjamin vai rejuvenescendo e vivendo experiências como o amor, a solidão, a perda e o medo. O autor declarou que o conto era de um de seus mais preciosos escritos. Esse mesmo trabalho inspirou o filme O Curioso Caso de Benjamin Button.
First published in 1922, it tells the story of a baby who is born with the physical appearance of a 70-year-old man, and then rejuvenates through aging. The novella has been adapted for the screen in 2008. The movie, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, was directed by David Fincher.
A collection including the last complete unpublished short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the iconic American writer of The Great Gatsby who is more widely read today than ever.
I’d Die For You is a collection of the last remaining unpublished and uncollected short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, edited by Anne Margaret Daniel. Fitzgerald did not design the stories in I’d Die For You as a collection. Most were submitted individually to major magazines during the 1930s and accepted for publication during Fitzgerald’s lifetime, but were never printed. Some were written as movie scenarios and sent to studios or producers, but not filmed. Others are stories that could not be sold because their subject matter or style departed from what editors expected of Fitzgerald. They date from the earliest days of Fitzgerald’s career to the last. They come from various sources, from libraries to private collections, including those of Fitzgerald’s family.
Readers will experience Fitzgerald writing about controversial topics, depicting young men and women who actually spoke and thought more as young men and women did, without censorship. Rather than permit changes and sanitizing by his contemporary editors, Fitzgerald preferred to let his work remain unpublished, even at a time when he was in great need of money and review attention.
“I’d Die For You,” the collection’s title story, is drawn from Fitzgerald’s stays in the mountains of North Carolina when his health, and that of his wife Zelda, was falling apart. With the addition of a Hollywood star and film crew to the Smoky Mountain lakes and pines, Fitzgerald brings in the cinematic world in which he would soon be living. Most of the stories printed here come from this time period, during the middle and late1930s, though the collection spans Fitzgerald’s career from 1920 to the end of his life.
The book is subtitled And Other Lost Stories in recognition of an absence until now. Some of the eighteen stories were physically lost, coming to light only in the past few years. All were lost, in one sense or another: lost in the painful shuffle of the difficulties of Fitzgerald’s life in the middle 1930s; lost to readers because contemporary editors did not understand or accept what he was trying to write; lost because archives are like that, and good things can wait patiently in libraries for many centuries sometimes. I’d Die For You And Other Lost Stories echoes as well the nostalgia and elegy in Gertrude Stein’s famous phrase “a lost generation,” that generation for whom Fitzgerald was a leading figure.
Written in his characteristically beautiful, sharp, and surprising language, exploring themes both familiar and fresh, these stories provide new insight into the bold and uncompromising arc of Fitzgerald’s career. I’d Die For You is a revealing, intimate look at Fitzgerald’s creative process that shows him to be a writer working at the fore of modern literature—in all its developing complexities.
At nine o'clock on the morning of the first of May, 1919, a young man spoke to the room clerk at the Bilt-more Hotel, asking if Mr. Philip Dean were registered there, and if so, could he be connected with Mr. Dean's rooms. The inquirer was dressed in a well-cut, shabby suit. He was small, slender, and darkly handsome; his eyes were framed above with unusually long eyelashes and below with the blue semicircle of ill health, this latter effect heightened by an unnatural glow which colored his face like a low, incessant fever.
Mr. Dean was staying there. The young man was directed to a telephone at the side. After a second his connection was made; a sleepy voice hello'd from somewhere above.
First published in 1920, This Side of Paradise marks the beginning of the career of one of the greatest writers of the first half of the twentieth century. In this remarkable achievement, F. Scott Fitzgerald displays his unparalleled wit and keen social insight in his portrayal of college life through the struggles and doubts of Amory Blaine, a self-proclaimed genius with a love of knowledge and a penchant for the romantic. As Amory journeys into adulthood and leaves the aristocratic egotism of his youth behind, he becomes painfully aware of his lost innocence and the new sense of responsibility and regret that has taken its place. Clever and wonderfully written, This Side of Paradise is a fascinating novel about the changes of the Jazz Age and their effects on the individual. It is a complex portrait of a versatile mind in a restless generation that reveals rich ideas crucial to an understanding of the 1920s and timeless truths about the human need for--and fear of--change. "A very enlivening book indeed, a book really brilliant and glamorous, making as agreeable reading as could be asked . . . There are clever things, keen and searching things, amusingly young and mistaken things, beautiful things and pretty things . . . and truly inspired and elevated things, an astonishing abundance of each, in THIS SIDE OF PARADISE. You could call it the youthful Byronism that is normal in a man of the author's type, working out through a well-furnished intellect of unusual critical force." --The Evening Post, 1920 "An astonishing and refreshing book . . . Mr. Fitzgerald has recorded with a good deal of felicity and a disarming frankness the adventures and developments of a curious and fortunate American youth. . . . [It is] delightful and encouraging to find a novel which gives us in the accurate terms of intellectual honesty a reflection of American undergraduate life. At last the revelation has come. We have the constant young American occupation--the 'petting party'--frankly and humorously in our literature." --The New Republic, 1920
Situada en plena Belle Époque estadounidense, luego de la Primera Guerra Mundial, en la zona residencial de Long Island, El gran Gatsby cuenta la historia de un dramático “pentágono” amoroso, a la vez que deja entrever las consecuencias inadvertidas del conflicto bélico, la corrupción económica disfrazada de oportunidad financiera y el declive de una clase social amenazada por su propia ceguera. Jay Gatsby, un hombre atractivo y misterioso, ha vuelto de los campos de batalla en Europa e intenta reconquistar a Daisy, al principio con amagos de opulencia. La joven está casada con Tom Buchanan, fiel creyente en los valores del establishment, incluida la supremacía de la raza blanca y la respetabilidad familiar, lo que no le impide tener amoríos clandestinos. Nick Carraway, el célebre narrador, intentará mostrar los hechos sin juzgar a los actores. El jazz, el lujo, las fiestas, el alcohol y una sexualidad que aspira a romper los corsés impuestos circundan una trama impecable –Francis Scott Fitzgerald consideró que había escrito “la mejor novela de Estados Unidos” hasta entonces– que progresivamente adquiere tintes sombríos. Edith Wharton, T. S. Eliot, John Updike y Haruki Murakami, entre otros varios escritores, encontraron en El gran Gatsby la clave de una novela perfecta. Parábola del desengaño de los ideales juveniles y de la cortesía extrema como represalia sutil, merece ser leída nuevamente o por primera vez.
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