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F. Scott F itzgerald T he Man Behind the Writing. By Jack Gerlitz. Demographics. Born on September 24, 1896. Moved to New York, Went to Princeton Went into the Army in 1917 Married Zelda Sayre in 1920 Had our Daughter Frances a year later. Rapid Decline, until Death in 1940. .

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F scott f itzgerald t he man behind the writing

F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Man Behind the Writing

By Jack Gerlitz


Demographics

Demographics

  • Born on September 24, 1896.

  • Moved to New York, Went to Princeton

  • Went into the Army in 1917

  • Married Zelda Sayre in 1920

  • Had our Daughter Frances a year later.

  • Rapid Decline, until Death in 1940.


Literary context

Literary Context

  • Wrote about the Jazz Age of the 20’s

  • Great Depression of the 30’s

  • Mainly about my personal life, including Zelda and my mother, Mary

  • Stories depict a time in my life

  • Autobiographical


Audience

Audience

  • First, I wrote for students at Princeton.

  • Started to write for Adults, my age.

  • After I died, Great Gatsby began to

    be assigned in every High School.

  • I wrote Modernism, Horror, American Gothic.

  • Rarely Romanticism


Literary works

Literary Works


Literary criticism

Literary Criticism

  • Great Gatsby got great reviews but did not

    sell as well as I expected.

  • Curious Case of Benjamin Button is now a movie (90 years later.)

  • This Side of Paradise was best selling, alive.

  • Gatsby sold most after I died.


Epilogue

Epilogue

  • Used personal life to become successful.

  • First to write about the Modern Times.

  • First to comment on lack of moral

    structure in Americans.

  • Brought to our attention; American is Changing, for the worst.


References

References

  • http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/f/fitzgerald/f_scott/portrait.jpg

  • http://www.sc.edu/library/spcoll/amlit/trimalchio/gg1a.jpg

  • http://www.16sustainment.army.mil/images/ClipArt/US_Army_logo.png

  • http://triangleartsandentertainment.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/jazzy.jpg

  • http://diplomatdc.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/f_scott_and_zelda_fitzgerald_grave.png?w=300&h=268


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