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A short autobiography, F. Scott Fitzgerald ; edited by James L. W. West III

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A short autobiography
Title
A short autobiography
Statement of responsibility
F. Scott Fitzgerald ; edited by James L. W. West III
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Language
eng
Summary
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald proposed a collection of his personal essays to Maxwell Perkins, his editor at Charles Scribner's Sons, twice during the last decade of his life-once in 1934 and again in 1936. Perkins was unenthusiastic on both occasions, hoping that Fitzgerald would instead write a "reminiscent book" about the 1920s. But in 1940 the great writer died without having published an autobiographical memoir of any kind. Now, compiled and edited by James L. W. West III, this comprehensive collection, called A Short Autobiography, reveals the author in his own words
  • The volume covers Fitzgerald's entire literary career, beginning with "Who's Who-and Why" (1920), written shortly after This Side of Paradise had made him famous, and ending with "My Generation" (1940), a look back at the times through which he had lived and the people who had shaped his era. The collection of nineteen items charts Fitzgerald's progression from exuberance and cockiness in "What I Think and Feel at 25" to mature reflection in "The Death of My Father" and "One Hundred False Starts."
  • Witty, wise, and illuminating, these essays offer much insight into the life and mind of this iconic American writer and provide an intriguing self-portrait of a great American literary artist. Book jacket
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A short autobiography, F. Scott Fitzgerald ; edited by James L. W. West III
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5
  • Three Cities (1921)
  • 8
  • What I Think and Feel at 25 (1922)
  • 11
  • Imagination-and a Few Mothers (1923)
  • 25
  • How to Live on $36,000 a Year (1924)
  • 35
  • How to Live on Practically Nothing a Year (1924)
  • Textual Note
  • 51
  • "Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own!" (1924)
  • 72
  • How to Waste Material-A Note on My Generation (1926)
  • 85
  • Princeton (1927)
  • 92
  • A Short Autobiography (with acknowledgements to Nathan) (1929)
  • 105
  • Girls Believe in Girls (1930)
  • xiii
  • 109
  • Salesmanship in the Champs-Élysées (1930)
  • 116
  • Death of My Father (unfinished) (1931)
  • 118
  • One Hundred False Starts (1933)
  • 121
  • Author's House (1936)
  • 133
  • Afternoon of an Author (1936)
  • Who's Who-and Why (1920)
  • 141
  • An Author's Mother (1936)
  • 149
  • My Generation (1939/1940)
  • 154
  • Annotations
  • 163
  • 1
  • An Interview
  • Mr. Fitzgerald
  • Fitzgerald, Mr., F. Scott Fitzgerald (1920)
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott, (1920)
Control code
6ocm87663959
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 204 pages
Isbn
9781451621167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A short autobiography, F. Scott Fitzgerald ; edited by James L. W. West III
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5
  • Three Cities (1921)
  • 8
  • What I Think and Feel at 25 (1922)
  • 11
  • Imagination-and a Few Mothers (1923)
  • 25
  • How to Live on $36,000 a Year (1924)
  • 35
  • How to Live on Practically Nothing a Year (1924)
  • Textual Note
  • 51
  • "Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own!" (1924)
  • 72
  • How to Waste Material-A Note on My Generation (1926)
  • 85
  • Princeton (1927)
  • 92
  • A Short Autobiography (with acknowledgements to Nathan) (1929)
  • 105
  • Girls Believe in Girls (1930)
  • xiii
  • 109
  • Salesmanship in the Champs-Élysées (1930)
  • 116
  • Death of My Father (unfinished) (1931)
  • 118
  • One Hundred False Starts (1933)
  • 121
  • Author's House (1936)
  • 133
  • Afternoon of an Author (1936)
  • Who's Who-and Why (1920)
  • 141
  • An Author's Mother (1936)
  • 149
  • My Generation (1939/1940)
  • 154
  • Annotations
  • 163
  • 1
  • An Interview
  • Mr. Fitzgerald
  • Fitzgerald, Mr., F. Scott Fitzgerald (1920)
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott, (1920)
Control code
6ocm87663959
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 204 pages
Isbn
9781451621167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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