Fitzgerald & Hemingway : works and days

Scott Donaldson

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway might have been contemporaries, but our understanding of their work often rests on simple differences. Hemingway wrestled with war, fraternity, and the violence of nature. Fitzgerald satirized money and class and the never-ending pursuit of a material tomorrow. Through the provocative arguments of Scott Donaldson, however, the affinities between these two authors become brilliantly clear. The result is a reorientation of how we read twentieth-century American literature. Known for his penetrating studies of Fitzgerald and Hemingway, Donaldson traces the creative genius of these authors and the surprising overlaps among their works. Fitzgerald and Hemingway both wrote fiction out of their experiences rather than about them. Therefore Donaldson pursues both biography and criticism in these essays, with a deep commitment to close reading. He traces the influence of celebrity culture on the legacies of both writers, matches an analysis of Hemingway's Spanish Civil War writings to a treatment of Fitzgerald's left-leaning tendencies, and contrasts the averted gaze in Hemingway's fiction with the role of possessions in The Great Gatsby. He devotes several essays to four novels, Gatsby, Tender Is the Night, The Sun Also Rises, and A Farewell to Arms, and others to lesser-known short stories. Based on years of research in the Fitzgerald and Hemingway archives and brimming with Donaldson's trademark wit and insight, this irresistible anthology moves the study of American literature in bold new directions.

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  • IntroductionPart One: The Search for Home 1. St. Paul Boy2. Fitzgerald's Romance with the SouthPart Two: Love, Money, and Class 3. This Side of Paradise: Fitzgerald's Coming of Age Novel4. Possessions in The Great Gatsby: Reading Gatsby Closely5. The Trouble with Nick: Reading Gatsby Closely6. Money and Marriage in Fitzgerald's Stories7. A Short History of Tender Is the NightPart Three: Fitzgerald and His Times 8. Fitzgerald's Nonfiction9. The Crisis of "The Crack-Up"10. Fitzgerald's Political DevelopmentPart Four: Requiem 11. A Death in Hollywood: F. Scott Fitzgerald RememberedPart Five: Getting Started 12. Hemingway of The StarPart Six: The Craftsman at Work 13. "A Very Short Story" as Therapy14. Preparing for the End of "A Canary for One"15. The Averted Gaze in Hemingway's FictionPart Seven: The Two Great Novels 16. Hemingway's Morality of Compensation17. Humor as a Measure of Character18. A Farewell to Arms as Love Story19. Frederic's Escape and the Pose of PassivityPart Eight: Censorship 20. Censorship and A Farewell to Arms21. Protecting the Troops from Hemingway: An Episode in CensorshipPart Nine: Literature and Politics 22. The Last Great Cause: Hemingway's Spanish Civil War WritingPart Ten: Last Things 23. Hemingway and Suicide24. Hemingway and FameBibliographyIndex

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書名 Fitzgerald & Hemingway : works and days
著作者等 Donaldson, Scott
Donaldson Scott
書名別名 Fitzgerald and Hemingway
出版元 Columbia University Press
刊行年月 c2009
ページ数 vii, 511 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780231148160
NCID BA91486951
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国