The Beautiful and Damned

... succeed each other like magiclantern pictures and each one forces out the last.” They passed Forty-fifth Street and slowed down slightly. Both of them lit cigarettes and blew tremendous clouds of smoke and. The Beautiful and Damned 2]

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486838749

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Based on the lives of the author and his wife, this novel traces the meteoric rise and fall of a pair of young socialites who devote themselves to hedonistic pursuits.

The Beautiful and Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, The Beautiful and the Damned, "marks an advance over This Side of Paradise," Edmund Wilson wrote.

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780007925353

Category: Alcoholics

Page: 464

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, The Beautiful and the Damned, "marks an advance over This Side of Paradise," Edmund Wilson wrote. "The style is more nearly mature and the subject more nearly unified, and there are scenes that are more convincing than any in his previous fiction." Published in 1922, it chronicles the relationship of Anthony Patch, Harvard-educated, aspiring aesthete, and his beautiful wife, Gloria, as they await to inherit his grandfather's fortune. A devastating satire of the nouveaux rich and New York's nightlife, of reckless ambition and squandered talent.

The Beautiful and the Damned

... succeed each other like magiclantern pictures and each one forces out the last.” They passed Forty-fifth Street and slowed down slightly. Both of them lit cigarettes and blew tremendous clouds of smoke and. The Beautiful and Damned 2]

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486832384

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In this follow-up to his tremendously successful first novel, This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald again recaptures the Jazz Age's darker side as well as its excitement and joie de vivre. The Beautiful and Damned traces the meteoric path of two glittering young socialites. Building their marriage on the shaky foundation of an expected inheritance, they devote themselves to hedonistic pursuits that lead to moral and financial bankruptcy. The characters' self-indulgence and mutual destruction anticipated the tragic lives of Scott and his flapper wife, Zelda. The Fitzgeralds regarded the world as a stage and their lives as performances, and their glamorous doings became as well-known as any of Scott's books. In an eerie foreshadowing of the real-life couple's rapid descent into ruin, this lyric, compulsively readable narrative examines the perishable nature of dreams in the face of reality—a theme scrutinized with profound effect in the book's esteemed successor, The Great Gatsby.

The Life of the Party

This theme figures in The Beautiful and Damned and The Great Gatsby as well as in some of his best stories — "May Day," "The Baby ... is the theme of Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and Damned.2 But in true decadent, self-conscious fashion, ...

Author: Christopher Ames

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820336904

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

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Critics have long recognized the links between community festivals and literary art. The comedies and tragedies of the ancient Greeks grew out of their festivals; Anglo-Saxon poetry was often read at festival occasions; and the structural patterns of renaissance drama are inseparable from their festive origins. In The Life of the Party, Christopher Ames argues that the private party has become the festival of modern culture and has served as a shaping force in the fiction of many important twentieth century writers. Drawing upon and extending theories of Mikhail Bakhtin and others, Ames contends that parties have inherited much of the spirit and social function of festivals and carnivals. In these "controlled transgressions," ordinary rules of behavior are set aside for a short time, permitting excess and including (usually in veiled form) a ritual encounter with death, as well as a cathartic return to the normal social order when the party ends. In the experimental fiction of James Joyce and Virginia Wolf, the mingling of many voices at the party challenges both social and narrative decorum. For F. Scott Fitzgerald, Evelyn Waugh, and Henry Green, the party becomes a microcosm of a decadent society and informs a festive vision characteristic of the literature that emerged between the wars. And in postmodern works by Thomas Pynchon and Robert Coover, the novelists celebrate the disruptive and liberating force of parties even as they illustrate the dangers of chaos through scenes of the party-gone-wild. With its creative application of literary theory and ethnographic studies of festival, The Life of the Party demonstrates the persistence of the festive vision and its significance in the evolution of modern fiction.


The Sons of Maxwell Perkins

The Beautiful and Damned . 2. Paul Revere Reynolds literary agency , in which Harold Ober , Fitzgerald's longtime agent , was then a partner . To : Fitzgerald From : Perkins CC , 3 pp . ' Princeton Dec. 6 , 1921 Dear Fitzgerald : I ...

Author: Maxwell Evarts Perkins

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570035487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 361

View: 488

The relationships between legendary Scribner's editor Maxwell Perkins and three of his most important authors--Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Wolfe--are captured in a remarkable series of more than two hundred letters that speak out on such topics as the art of writing, editing, publishing, personal rivalries, and more.

Critical Companion to F Scott Fitzgerald

Part 2: holograph draft of TSOP, Book Two; revised typescript and carbon copy of Chapters I, II, V, XII, XIV of “The Romantic Egotist”; carbon copy of Chapters I and II of TSOP. II. The Beautiful and Damned Part 1: holograph manuscript ...

Author: Mary Jo Tate

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108451

Category: Authors, American

Page: 464

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Examines the life and works of F. Scott Fitzgerald including detailed synopses of a variety of his works, character descriptions, important places Fitzgerald lived and wrote about, biographies of family, friends, and contemporaries, and more.

Translating Modernism

Index American Mercury, 31-2 Adams, Ansel, 65 Baker, Sheridan, 64 Barbizon School, 73 Berlin, Isaiah, 65 Boyd, ... John, 6, 7, 31, 50 Eagleton, Harvey, 28 Ellmann, Richard, 40 Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Beautiful and Damned, 2-3, 17; ...

Author: Ronald Berman

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817356657

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 99

View: 384

In Translating Modernism Ronald Berman continues his career-long study of the ways that intellectual and philosophical ideas informed and transformed the work of America’s major modernist writers. Here Berman shows how Fitzgerald and Hemingway wrestled with very specific intellectual, artistic, and psychological influences, influences particular to each writer, particular to the time in which they wrote, and which left distinctive marks on their entire oeuvres. Specifically, Berman addresses the idea of "translating" or "translation"—for Fitzgerald the translation of ideas from Freud, Dewey, and James, among others; and for Hemingway the translation of visual modernism and composition, via Cézanne. Though each writer had distinct interests and different intellectual problems to wrestle with, as Berman demonstrates, both had to wrestle with transmuting some outside influence and making it their own.

The Great Gatsby

Between the spring of 1922, when he published his second novel, The Beautiful and Damned, and the summer of 1924, ... 1923 Richmond Times-Dispatch interview as a champion of Ulysses, proclaiming it “the great novel of the future.”2 And ...

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551117878

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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The Great Gatsby is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of American fiction. It tells of the mysterious Jay Gatsby’s grand effort to win the love of Daisy Buchanan, the rich girl who embodies for him the promise of the American dream. Deeply romantic in its concern with self-making, ideal love, and the power of illusion, it draws on modernist techniques to capture the spirit of the materialistic, morally adrift, post-war era Fitzgerald dubbed “the jazz age.” Gatsby’s aspirations remain inseparable from the rhythms and possibilities suggested by modern consumer culture, popular song, the movies; his obstacles inseparable from contemporary American anxieties about social mobility, racial mongrelization, and the fate of Western civilization. This Broadview edition sets the novel in context by providing readers with a critical introduction and crucial background material about the consumer culture in which Fitzgerald was immersed; about the spirit of the jazz age; and about racial discourse in the 1920s.