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The Resource Scott Fitzgerald : a biography, Jeffrey Meyers

Scott Fitzgerald : a biography, Jeffrey Meyers

Label
Scott Fitzgerald : a biography
Title
Scott Fitzgerald
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Meyers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Scott Fitzgerald, a romantic and tragic figure who embodied the decades between the two world wars, was a writer who took his material almost entirely from his life: "My characters are all Scott Fitzgerald. Even the female characters are Scott Fitzgerald." In this much-needed new biography, Jeffrey Meyers offers a perceptive interpretation of both the life and the work of one of America's finest novelists. Despite his early success with The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald's life became a battle against failure and disappointment. Struggling for artistic integrity, he compromised his talent to support his extravagant way of life. His friend and lifelong hero, Ernest Hemingway, was a harsh critic of both his behavior and his novels, but Fitzgerald accepted this with remarkable humility. Meyers portrays the volatile connection between theses two writers with insight and poignancy, as he does Fitzgerald's marriage to the schizophrenic Zelda. Insecure emotionally as well as artistically, Fitzgerald was paradoxically both blighted and enhanced as man and writer through this tortured union: out of it blossomed his classic novel Tender is the Night. This book, by the acclaimed biographer of Hemingway, is the first to analyze frankly the meaning as well as the events of Fitzgerald's life and to illuminte the recurrent patterns that reveal his inner self. Meyers emphasizes Fitzgerald's alcoholism, Zelda's illnesses and her doctors, Fitzgerald's love affairs both before and after her breakdown, and his wide-ranging friendships, from the polo star Tommy Hitchcock to the Hollywood executive Irving Thalberg. His writer friends included Ring Lardner, John Dos Passos, James Joyce, Edith Wharton and Dorothy Parker. Meyers also discusses Fitzgerald's fascinating relationship with his daughter, Scottie. Exercising a fine critical balance, he details Fitzgerald's weaknesses but ultimately reveals a man capable of fierce loyalty and great moral courage
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meyers, Jeffrey
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3511.I9
LC item number
Z687 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Authors, American
  • Écrivains américains
  • Authors, American
Label
Scott Fitzgerald : a biography, Jeffrey Meyers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
St. Paul and the Newman School, 1896-1913 -- Princeton, 1913-1917 -- The army and Zelda, 1917-1919 -- This side of paradise and marriage, 1920-1922 -- The beautiful and the damned and Great Neck, 1822-1924 -- Europe and The great Gatsby, 1924-1925 -- Paris and Hemingway, 1925-1926 -- Ellerslie and France, 1927-1930 -- Madness, 1930-1932 -- La Paix and Tender is the night, 1932-1934 -- Asheville and "The crack-up", 1935-1937 -- The garden of Allah and Sheilah Graham, 1937-1938 -- Hollywood hack and The last tycoon, 1939-1940
Control code
ocm28962320
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 400 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780060190361
Lccn
93037895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28962320
  • (OCoLC)28962320
Label
Scott Fitzgerald : a biography, Jeffrey Meyers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
St. Paul and the Newman School, 1896-1913 -- Princeton, 1913-1917 -- The army and Zelda, 1917-1919 -- This side of paradise and marriage, 1920-1922 -- The beautiful and the damned and Great Neck, 1822-1924 -- Europe and The great Gatsby, 1924-1925 -- Paris and Hemingway, 1925-1926 -- Ellerslie and France, 1927-1930 -- Madness, 1930-1932 -- La Paix and Tender is the night, 1932-1934 -- Asheville and "The crack-up", 1935-1937 -- The garden of Allah and Sheilah Graham, 1937-1938 -- Hollywood hack and The last tycoon, 1939-1940
Control code
ocm28962320
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 400 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780060190361
Lccn
93037895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28962320
  • (OCoLC)28962320

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