Bold, fascinating and hitherto unseen, this stunning collection brings together the last remaining unpublished short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the icon of twentieth-century American literature.
All eighteen short fictions collected here were lost in one sense or another: physically lost, coming to light only recently; lost in the turbulence of Fitzgerald's later life; lost to readers because his editors sometimes did not understand what he was trying to write. These fascinating stories offer a new and intimate insight into the arc of Fitzgerald's career, and demonstrate his stylistic agility and imaginative power as a writer at the forefront of Modern literature.
Together they represent ‘the final chapter’ of Fitzgerald's work, revealing some beautiful touches and familiar themes. There are several stories drawn from his screenplay proposals with Last Tycoon currently in development as a drama for Amazon Studios. Written in his characteristically beautiful, sharp and uncompromising language, readers will see Fitzgerald writing young men who actually spoke and thought as young men did, without censorship.
F. Scott Fitzgerald stands out as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century. His masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night. He was born in St Paul, Minnesota in 1896, attended Princeton
University, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. He and his wife Zelda divided their time between New York, Paris and the French Riviera, as part of the circle that included Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos. He died in 1940, while working on The Love of the Last Tycoon, which has inspired a new drama series in development, The Last Tycoon.
Anne Margaret Daniel teaches literature at the New School University in New York City. She has published widely on Fitzgerald and on Modernism since 1996. She will be in the UK for publication.
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