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F. Scott Fitzgerald

(1896—1940) American novelist

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Academic Novels

Academic Novels  

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The academic novel answers two questions: What happens on a college campus? and What is college for? To answer the first question, the academic novel takes the form of high-spirited ...
Ann Beattie

Ann Beattie  

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(1947–),born in Washington, D.C. Her first novel, Chilly Scenes of Winter (1976), presents a man in his twenties lonely and yearning for love, a frustrated, bewildered figure of the 1960s; and her ...
Budd Schulberg

Budd Schulberg  

(1914–2009)American novelist and screenwriter, born in New York, who is best known for his novel about a cynical opportunist achieving success in Hollywood, What Makes Sammy Run? (1941). Schulberg ...
Carl Van Vechten

Carl Van Vechten  

(1880–1964),born in Iowa, graduated from the University of Chicago (1903), and became assistant music critic for the New York Times and dramatic critic for the New York Press. His critical articles ...
Compton Mackenzie

Compton Mackenzie  

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(1883–1972), Kt. (1952), married, first (1905), Faith Stone (c.1878–1960), secondly (1962), Christina MacSween (c.1909–63), and, thirdly (1965), her sister Lilian MacSween (c.1918– ).Born at West ...
Cornell Woolrich

Cornell Woolrich  

(1903–68),American crime and mystery writer, son of a mining engineer, born in New York, but spent much of his childhood in Latin America; educated at Columbia University. He published ...
Diamond as Big as the Ritz

Diamond as Big as the Ritz  

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Story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in Tales of the Jazz Age (1922).John T. Unger, a teenager from Hades, Miss., becomes a friend of Percy Washington at their Massachusetts preparatory school and ...
Edmund Wilson

Edmund Wilson  

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(1895–1972),American author. He served abroad during the First World War, an experience which inspired verse and short stories published in The Undertaker's Garland (1922, with J. P. Bishop). He ...
Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway  

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(1899–1961),American short story writer and novelist. He worked as a reporter and served in 1918 as a volunteer with an ambulance unit on the Italian front, before settling in Paris among the ...
Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein  

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(1874–1946)US writer, who from 1903 lived in Paris, where she became a focus for the American expatriate literary community.Born in Pennsylvania, Gertrude Stein graduated from Radcliffe College in ...
Great Gatsby

Great Gatsby  

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Opera in two acts by Harbison to a libretto by the composer after F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel (1925) (New York, 1999).
H. L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken  

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(1880–1956),American journalist and critic, who as literary editor from 1908, then as co‐editor, 1914–23 (with G. J. Nathan), of The Smart Set exercised a great influence on American taste, upholding ...
John Dos Passos

John Dos Passos  

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(1896–1970),American novelist. His first important novel, Three Soldiers (1921), which has war as its subject, was followed by many others including Manhattan Transfer (1925) and U.S.A. (1938), a ...
John O'Hara

John O'Hara  

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(1905–70),American writer. More than 200 of his sharp, satiric short stories were published in the New Yorker. His novels, which gained wide popularity with their toughness, frankness, and ...
John Peale Bishop

John Peale Bishop  

(1892–1944),American poet and story writer, educated at Princeton with E. Wilson and F. S. Fitzgerald. His Collected Essays and Collected Poems appeared in 1948.
Joseph Hergesheimer

Joseph Hergesheimer  

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(1880–1954),author of romantic character studies frequently treating long-established American families in novels that include Mountain Blood (1915), contrasting newly rich and established ...
Last Tycoon

Last Tycoon  

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Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1941. Left unrevised and incomplete at the author's death, it was edited for publication by Edmund Wilson.Cecilia Brady, the daughter of a great ...
Lost Generation

Lost Generation  

A phrase expressed by Gertrude Stein to Ernest Hemingway in his memoir A Moveable Feast (1964), describing the cynicism of American expatriates in Europe immediately after the First World War.[...]
Malcolm Cowley

Malcolm Cowley  

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(1898–1989)American editor and literary critic, born in Pittsburgh. Cowley began his career as a journalist, living in Paris 1921–3 where he became an important member of the Lost Generation ...
Morley Callaghan

Morley Callaghan  

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(1903–90),Canadian novelist of Irish Catholic descent, born and educated in Toronto. After the publication of his first novel, Strange Fugitive (1928), he travelled to Paris, where in 1929 he renewed ...

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