This file includes: the Beautiful and Damned, Flappers and Philosophers, Tales of the Jazz Age, and This Side of Paradise. According to Wikipedia: Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 ndash; December 21, 1940) was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works are evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the Lost Generation of the Twenties. He finished four novels, including the Great Gatsby, with another published posthumously, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age... Fitzgerald's work and legend has inspired writers ever since he was first published. the publication of the Great Gatsby prompted T. S. Eliot to write, in a letter to Fitzgerald, [I]t seems to me to be the first step that American fiction has taken since Henry James.... Don Birnam, the protagonist of Charles Jackson's the Lost Weekend, says to himself, referring to Gatsby, There's no such thing...as
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B & R Samizdat Express
March 01, 2010
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