The F. Scott Fitgerald Society Home Page
F. Scott Fitzgerald Copyright information: http://www.greatgatsby.org/
E-Texts of short stories, including introductions and original Saturday Evening Post illustrations and other artwork:
E-texts of Fitzgerald's earliest writing:
- Juvenilia & Apprenticeship Writings: A Luckless Santa Claus; Marching Streets; The Pierian Springs and the Last Straw; Princeton—The Last Day; Sentiment—and the Use of Rouge; The Staying Up All Night.
Digital Sources on Life and Works
Archive: F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary Home Page
- Scott and Zelda in Florida: 4:57 minutes (May 2007): Host Bill Dudley and Fitzgerald scholars Gail Sinclair and Jackson R. Bryer discuss the Fitzgeralds' trip to St. Petersburg Beach and stay at the Don CeSar Resort in January 1932. --The Florida Humanities Council
Digital Critical Materials
Professional Reviews/Scholarly Articles On-line:
- Coleman, Dan. "Gatsby and the Dynamics of Dialogue." Style. 2000.
- Fitter, Chris. "From the Dream to the Womb: Visionary Impulse and Political Ambivalence in The Great Gatsby." JX: a biannual journal in culture & criticism. Vol. 3, No. 1 Autumn 1998.
- Flanagan, Thomas. "Fitzgerald's Radiant World ." The New York Review of Books. December 21, 2000.
- Mangum, Bryant. "F. Scott Fitzgerald: American Novelist and Short Story Writer." Reader's Guide to Literature in English. London: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 1995, pp. 293-296.a scholarly review of the trends in Fitzgerald criticism. Includes brief discussions of : Allen, Joan, Candles and Carnival Lights: The Catholic Sensibility of F. Scott Fitzgerald: Bryer, Jackson R. (editor), The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Approaches; Eble, Kenneth, F. Scott Fitzgerald (Twayne); Fryer, Sarah Beebe, Fitzgerald's New Women: Harbingers of Change; Miller, James E. Jr., F. Scott Fitzgerald: His Art and His Technique. Sklar; Robert, F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Last Laocoon; Stern, Milton R., The Golden Moment: The Novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald;Way, Brian, F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Art of Social Fiction.
- ---. "F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) , Encyclopedia of the Novel, ed. Paul Schellinger, London and Chicago: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 1998, pp. 416-417.
- ---. " The Great Gatsby" Encyclopedia of the Novel, ed. Paul Schellinger, London and Chicago: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 1998, pp. 514-515.
- Scribner III, Charles. "Celestial Eyes--from Metamorphosis to Masterpiece" --excellent essay on the famous Great Gatsby dust jacket with images of the artist's paintings and drawings.
Cultural and Historical Background Links
- Jazz Age Literature and Culture: Part I Part II Jazz Age Writers
- The Roaring 1920's Concert Extravaganza: A concert with pictures of recording artists, such as Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, and Eddie Cantor, along with 60 second sound clips of their music. Excellent cultural background source and fun
- The Crash of 1929: Concise, five-page explanation with graphics.
- Grail Quest: The Fisher King: especially relevant, Part IV The Waste Land: a concept adapted by modernists, such as FSF and T.S. Eliot, to symbolize contemporary social disorder and moral decay; and Part V The Grail Knight: some critics interpret Gatsby as a kind of modern-day knight and Daisy as the false grail of his quest.
- El Greco Nick's comparison to the night scene by El Greco: "West Egg especially still figures in my more fantastic dreams. I see it as a night scene by El Greco: a hundred houses . . . crouching under a sullen, overhanging sky and a lusterless moon" (185).
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