Donaldson, scott (1983), fool for love: f scott fitzgerald, new york: congdon and weed, isbn 0-312-92209-4 mangum, bryant (2016), an affair of youth: in search of flappers, belles, and the first grave of the fitzgeralds , broad street magazine , pp 27-39. The great gatsby is probably f scott fitzgerald's greatest novel--a book that offers damning and insightful views of the american nouveau riche in the 1920s the great gatsby is an american classic and a wonderfully evocative work.
Despite favorable reviews, the novel sold even more poorly than the great gatsby at the time of his death in 1940, fitzgerald was working on the last tycoon (1941), a novel based upon his experiences in hollywood. The latest movie version of f scott fitzgerald’s timeless novel of excess and despair in the jazz age opens this weekend, and the party scene is sure to be a highlight, whether gatsby’s. The great gatsby is typically considered f scott fitzgerald although the great gatsby is generally considered to be a work focused on the american dream and is analyzed as such, it has connections to other literary work of its period the great gatsby's publication in 1925 put it at the forefront of literary work by a group which began to be called the lost generation.
F scott fitzgerald manages to define, praise, and condemn what is known as the american dream in his most successful novel, the great gatsby the novel is set in 1922, and it depicts the american dream--and its demise--through the use of literary devices and symbols.
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