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The unending fascination of F. Scott Fitzgerald lies partly in the fact that his tragic life was like the plots of his own novels. This book looks at the facts of Fitzgerald's short life and offers insights into the subtle way actual events were transformed and woven into the novels.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 1st 1987 by Thames & Hudson (first published 1963)
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Lily Kauffman
Apr 24, 2013 rated it liked it
I think I mostly enjoyed this because it had pictures. Honestly, I just kind of skim read it.
Farid Bonakdar
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
کتاب، یک زندگی‌نامه‌ی مختصر و مفید بود. اطلاعات خوبی از زندگی نویسنده می‌داد و رمان‌ها و داستان‌ها رو طبق ترتیب زمانی، همراه با اتفاقاتی که موقع نوشتن اونها برای نویسنده افتاده آورده بود. تصاویر خیلی خوبی هم داشت.
این کتاب یکی از سری کتاب‌هایی هستش که نشر هرمس در مورد نویسنوه‌ها منتشر می‌کنه و یک جور زندگی‌نامه و توضیح آثار هست. من سه کتاب دیگه از این سری رو (ارنست همینگوی، ویرجینیا وولف و جیمز جویس) رو خوندم و همه به همین خوبی و مفیدی بوده. امیدوارم نشر این سری ادامه پیدا کنه
Sep 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
Made the mistake of thinking this would be enlightening reading about the works of one of my favorite authors. But it was much too dense for my taste, at least at this point in my life. I'd much rather re-read Fitzgerald than this.
Bahman Bahman
فیتزجرالد در زمان مرگش در سال ۱۹۴۰، دچار فقر و گمنامی بود اما با گذشت چندین دهه، آمریکا با ساخت اقتباس‌هایی از رمان برجسته او نامش را دوباره به اوج رساند. فیلم سینمایی گتسبی بزرگ که سال ۲۰۱۳ توسط باز لورمن ‌ساخته شد و ستاره‌هایی چون لئوناردو دی‌کاپریو و کری مولیگان در آن ایفای نقش کردند، باعث شد رمان فیتزجرالد باز هم به فهرست پرفروش‌ترین آثار ادبیات داستانی بازگردد.

کمتر از یک سال پس از اکران فیلم اقتباسی گتسبی بزرگ، قبر نویسنده این رمان معروف به جاذبه جدید گردشگری تبدیل شد. هزاران گردشگر از سراس
Jul 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: biography
I believe the photos were more interesting then the sparse biographical information. I do appreciate how the author ties out autobiographical events to specific stories and moments in novels of Fitzgerald's writing. I would like to see more and have time to read the stories and novels again. I still need to read "The Beautiful and the Damned" and about half of the author's short stories though. This books makes we read more, and definitive biographies on Fitzgerald, and the other three of the ea ...more
Portia S
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
It was of no great surprise to me that the life of Mr. Fitzgerald was greatly reflected in all of his novels. Dabbling in the high societies and rummaging around with women, this all highlighted his life and his life's work.
So glad I re-read this as there was SO much I understood better with more age and experience under my belt. Too varied to really review comprehensively, but it really gave me a good overview of the meaning of Fitzgerald's work, in particular in relation to Gatsby.
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I found his life so fascinating! It was such an intriguing novel and a thrilling ride to dig into more of the life of this all time American literary hero!
Jocelyn Harvey
One of my grad school mentor's best books.
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very quick and informative read, but I admit that I did buy it more for the photographs!
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