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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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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 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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