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Sports, Narrative, and Nation in the Fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sports, Narrative, and Nation in the Fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Author: McDonald Jarom,Jarom McDonald
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415803039
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 8
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This study examines the ways that F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed organized spectator sports as working to help structure ideologies of class, community, and nationhood. Situating the study in the landscape of late nineteenth/early twentieth-century American sport culture, Chapter One shows how narratives of attending ballgames, reading or listening to sports media, and being a 'fan,' cultivate communities of spectatorship. Adopting this same framework, the next three chapters explore how Fitzgerald's literary representations of sport culture express the complexities of American society. Chapter Two specifically considers the 'intense and dramatic spectacle' of college football in 'This Side of Paradise' as a means of exploring links between spectatorship, emulation and ideology. Chapter Three continues with college football as its theme, but this time looks at how it is portrayed in Fitzgerald's short stories, in order to scrutinize the relationship between the performative aspects of sport and the performative aspects of social class. Finally, Chapter Four scrutinizes how The Great Gatsby critiques the romantic nationalist ideology of 'America's game' by revealing the class divisions and tensions of baseball's spectator culture.

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature

  • Author: Modern Humanities Research Association
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English language
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Includes both books and articles.

Narrative Conventions and Race in the Novels of Toni Morrison

Narrative Conventions and Race in the Novels of Toni Morrison

  • Author: Jennifer Lee Jordan Heinert
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415961483
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 113
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This study analyzes the relationship between race and genre in four of Toni Morrison's novels: The Bluest Eye, Tar Baby, Jazz, and Beloved. Heinert argues how Morrison's novels revise conventional generic forms such as bildungsroman, folktales, slave narratives, and the formal realism of the novel itself. This study goes beyond formalist analyses to show how these revisions expose the relationship between race, conventional generic forms, and the dominant culture. Morrison's revisions critique the conventional roles of African Americans as subjects of and in the genre of the novel, and (re)write roles which instead privilege their subjectivity. This study provides readers with new ways of understanding Morrison's novels. Whereas critics often fault Morrison for breaking with traditional forms and resisting resolution in her novels, this analysis show how Morrison's revisions shift the narrative truth of the novel from its representation in conventional forms to its interpretation by the readers, who are responsible for constructing their own resolution or version of narrative truth. These revisions expose how the dominant culture has privileged specific forms of narration; in turn, these forms privilege the values of the dominant culture. Morrison's novels attempt to undermine this privilege and rewrite the canon of American literature.

The Environmental Unconscious in the Fiction of Don DeLillo

The Environmental Unconscious in the Fiction of Don DeLillo

  • Author: Elise Martucci
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135861013
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 202
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This book presents an ecocritical reading of DeLillo’s novels in an attempt to mediate between the seemingly incompatible influences of postmodernism and environmentalism. Martucci argues that although DeLillo is responding to and engaging with a postmodern culture of simulacra and simulation, his novels do not reflect a postmodernist theory of the "end of nature." Rather, his fiction emphasizes the lasting significance of the natural world and alerts us to the dangers of destroying it. In order to support this argument, Martucci examines DeLillo’s novels in the context of traditional American literary representations of the environment, especially through the lens of Leo Marx’s discussion of the conflict between technology and nature found in traditional American literature. She demonstrate that DeLillo’s fiction explores the way in which new technologies alter perceptions and mediate reality to a further extent than earlier technologies; however, she argues that he keeps the material world at the forefront of his novels, thereby illuminating the environmental implications of these technologies. Through close readings of Americana, The Names, White Noise, and Underworld, and discussions of postmodernist and ecocritical theories, this project engages with current criticism of DeLillo, postmodernist fiction, and environmental criticism.

This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise

American Literature

  • Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: VM eBooks
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 316
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INDEX BOOK ONE—The Romantic Egotist CHAPTER 1. Amory, Son of Beatrice CHAPTER 2. Spires and Gargoyles CHAPTER 3. The Egotist Considers CHAPTER 4. Narcissus Off Duty INTERLUDE May, 1917-February, 1919 BOOK TWO—The Education of a Personage CHAPTER 1. The Debutante CHAPTER 2. Experiments in Convalescence CHAPTER 3. Young Irony CHAPTER 4. The Supercilious Sacrifice CHAPTER 5. The Egotist Becomes a Personage

The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Author: Ruth Prigozy
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521624749
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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Eleven specially commissioned essays by major Fitzgerald scholars present a clearly written and comprehensive assessment of F. Scott Fitzgerald as a writer and as a public and private figure. No aspect of his career is overlooked, from his first novel published in 1920, through his more than 170 short stories, to his last unfinished Hollywood novel. Contributions present the reader with a full and accessible picture of the background of American social and cultural change in the early decades of the twentieth century. The introduction traces Fitzgerald's career as a literary and public figure, and examines the extent to which public recognition has affected his reputation among scholars, critics, and general readers over the past sixty years. This volume offers undergraduates, graduates and general readers a full account of Fitzgerald's work as well as suggestions for further exploration of his work.

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

  • Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1365192180
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 46
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First published in the June 1922 issue of The Smart Set magazine, 'The Diamond as big as The Ritz' is one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpieces. Fans of 'The Great Gatsby' will enjoy this satirical short story set during the Jazz Age.

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

  • Author: Therese Anne Fowler
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1250028647
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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THE INSPIRATION FOR THE TELEVISION DRAMA Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING I wish I could tell everyone who thinks we're ruined, Look closer...and you'll see something extraordinary, mystifying, something real and true. We have never been what we seemed. When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen years old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama. Before long, the "ungettable" Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn't wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame. Her father is deeply unimpressed. But after Scott sells his first novel, This Side of Paradise, to Scribner's, Zelda optimistically boards a train north, to marry him in the vestry of St. Patrick's Cathedral and take the rest as it comes. What comes, here at the dawn of the Jazz Age, is unimagined attention and success and celebrity that will make Scott and Zelda legends in their own time. Everyone wants to meet the dashing young author of the scandalous novel—and his witty, perhaps even more scandalous wife. Zelda bobs her hair, adopts daring new fashions, and revels in this wild new world. Each place they go becomes a playground: New York City, Long Island, Hollywood, Paris, and the French Riviera—where they join the endless party of the glamorous, sometimes doomed Lost Generation that includes Ernest Hemingway, Sara and Gerald Murphy, and Gertrude Stein. Everything seems new and possible. Troubles, at first, seem to fade like morning mist. But not even Jay Gatsby's parties go on forever. Who is Zelda, other than the wife of a famous—sometimes infamous—husband? How can she forge her own identity while fighting her demons and Scott's, too? With brilliant insight and imagination, Therese Anne Fowler's New York Times bestseller brings us Zelda's irresistible story as she herself might have told it.

All the Sad Young Men

All the Sad Young Men

  • Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1387764403
  • Category:
  • Page: 267
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The Last Tycoon

The Last Tycoon

  • Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald,Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0684842505
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 797
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F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for his novels such as THE GREAT GATSBY, but during his all-too-brief literary life, he sold some 160 short stories to popular magazines. Here, noted scholar and biographer Matthew Bruccoli assembles in one volume the full scope of the best of Fitzgerald's short fiction. These 43 sparkling masterpieces are offered in a handsome Scribner Classics edition, perfect for the home library.

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

A Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Author: David S. Brown
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674978269
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 424
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Pigeonholed as a Jazz Age epicurean and an emblem of the Lost Generation, Fitzgerald was at heart a moralist struck by the nation’s shifting mood and manners after WWI. Placing him among Progressives such as Charles Beard, Randolph Bourne, and Thorstein Veblen, David Brown reveals Fitzgerald as a writer with an encompassing historical imagination.

Hemingway Vs. Fitzgerald

Hemingway Vs. Fitzgerald

The Rise and Fall of a Literary Friendship

  • Author: Scott Donaldson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781585671267
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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A chronicle of a fascinating literary friendship and rivalry traces the respect, the envy, and artistic competition that drove Hemingway and Fitzgerald and portrays the Paris of the Lost Generation of expatriates, including Gertrude Stein. Reprint.

Upon Further Review

Upon Further Review

Sports in American Literature

  • Author: Michael Cocchiarale,Scott Emmert
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275980504
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 219
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Examines the ways in which American fiction writers and poets have used sports figures and sporting events in order to comment on issues of race, gender, class, and nationality

Three Novels

Three Novels

Tender is the Night; The Beautiful and Damned; Thi

  • Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476746281
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1088
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Enjoying a spectacular surge in popularity, F. Scott Fitzgerald is more widely read than ever and this collection of three of his novels is a valuable addition to the Fitzgerald library. The Beautiful and Damned is the story of Anthony Patch and his wife, Gloria. Harvard-educated Patch is waiting for his inheritance upon his grandfather's death. His reckless marriage to Gloria is fueled by alcohol and is destroyed by greed. The Patches race through a series of fiascoes—first in hilarity, and then in despair. The Beautiful and Damned, a devastating portrait of the nouveaux riches, New York nightlife, reckless ambition, and squandered talent, was published in 1922 on the heels of Fitzgerald's first novel. It signaled his maturity as a storyteller and confirmed his enormous talent as a novelist. Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick's harrowing demise. Lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative, Tender Is the Night, Mabel Dodge Luhan remarked, raised F. Scott Fitzgerald to the heights of "a modern Orpheus." This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald's romantic and witty first novel, was written when the author was only twenty-three years old. This semiautobiographical story of the handsome, indulged, and idealistic Princeton student Amory Blaine received critical raves and catapulted Fitzgerald to instant fame. In this definitive text, This Side of Paradise captures the rhythms and romance of Fitzgerald's youth and offers a poignant portrait of the "Lost Generation."

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  • Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1291261427
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Tales of the Jazz Age

Tales of the Jazz Age

  • Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: BompaCrazy.com
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 317
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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."

The World Broke in Two

The World Broke in Two

Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, and the Year That Changed Literature

  • Author: Bill Goldstein
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 1627795294
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 304
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A Lambda Literary Awards Finalist Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR's Book Concierge A revelatory narrative of the intersecting lives and works of revered authors Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster and D. H. Lawrence during 1922, the birth year of modernism The World Broke in Two tells the fascinating story of the intellectual and personal journeys four legendary writers, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, and D. H. Lawrence, make over the course of one pivotal year. As 1922 begins, all four are literally at a loss for words, confronting an uncertain creative future despite success in the past. The literary ground is shifting, as Ulysses is published in February and Proust’s In Search of Lost Time begins to be published in England in the autumn. Yet, dismal as their prospects seemed in January, by the end of the year Woolf has started Mrs. Dalloway, Forster has, for the first time in nearly a decade, returned to work on the novel that will become A Passage to India, Lawrence has written Kangaroo, his unjustly neglected and most autobiographical novel, and Eliot has finished—and published to acclaim—“The Waste Land." As Willa Cather put it, “The world broke in two in 1922 or thereabouts,” and what these writers were struggling with that year was in fact the invention of modernism. Based on original research, Bill Goldstein's The World Broke in Two captures both the literary breakthroughs and the intense personal dramas of these beloved writers as they strive for greatness.

The Confessions of Max Tivoli

The Confessions of Max Tivoli

A Novel

  • Author: Andrew Sean Greer
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 9780374706302
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Today Show Book Club Pick An extraordinarily haunting love story told in the voice of a man who appears to age backwards We are each the love of someone's life. So begins The Confessions of Max Tivoli, a heartbreaking love story with a narrator like no other. At his birth, Max's father declares him a "nisse," a creature of Danish myth, as his baby son has the external physical appearance of an old, dying creature. Max grows older like any child, but his physical age appears to go backward--on the outside a very old man, but inside still a fearful child. The story is told in three acts. First, young Max falls in love with a neighborhood girl, Alice, who ages as normally as any of us. Max, of course, does not; as a young man, he has an older man's body. But his curse is also his blessing: as he gets older, his body grows younger, so each successive time he finds his Alice, she does not recognize him. She takes him for a stranger, and Max is given another chance at love. Set against the historical backdrop of San Francisco at the turn of the twentieth century, Max's life and confessions question the very nature of time, of appearance and reality, and of love itself. A beautiful and daring feat of the imagination, Andrew Sean Greer's The Confessions of Max Tivoli reveals the world through the eyes of a "monster," a being who confounds the very certainties by which we live and in doing so embodies in extremis what it means to be human.