By Robert L. Gale
F. Scott Fitzgerald is without doubt one of the so much demanding authors of yank literature. he's identified across the world because the writer of The nice Gatsby (1925), a twentieth-century literary vintage studied via highschool scholars and students alike. yet Fitzgerald used to be an amazingly effective author regardless of various own problems. From the start of his literary occupation with the booklet of This facet of Paradise in 1920 to his loss of life in 1940, he wrote five novels, approximately a hundred and eighty brief tales, quite a few essays and stories, a lot poetry, numerous performs, and a few movie scripts. even if he wrote swiftly and maybe bleary-eyed, his works mainly show the flashes of his genius. he's celebrated as a logo of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties, yet underneath all of the glitter for which his prose is known, he warns of the risks of private recklessness and praises the redemptive energy of love.
Through enormous quantities of alphabetically prepared entries, this reference e-book presents entire assurance of Fitzgerald's existence and writings. the amount starts off with a chronology that lines his upward push from obscurity to status, his struggles with alcoholism, and his eventual monetary downfall. The entries that keep on with supply a whole and designated photograph of Fitzgerald and his paintings. They current the basic motion in Fitzgerald's novels, brief tales, performs, and poems; determine all named fictional characters and point out their importance; and provides short biographical info for Fitzgerald's kinfolk, acquaintances, affiliates. the various entries comprise bibliographies which emphasize feedback released after 1990, and the amount closes with a common bibliography of an important extensive reports of Fitzgerald and his works. an intensive index and vast go references supply extra entry to the wealth of knowledge during this reference booklet and help in making it a useful gizmo for a variety of users.
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BANIZON. In ‘‘Pat Hobby’s Secret,’’ he is the movie executive who cannot remember the ending to R. Parke Woll’s script. Pat Hobby offers to find out for a bribe but fails to do so. BANKLAND. In ‘‘How to Life on $36,000 a Year,’’ he is the Fitzgeralds’ neighbor who suggests that a budget might solve their fiscal woes. Since Bankland and his wife lost $2,000 a month last year, they have started to follow a budget themselves. BANKLAND, MRS. In ‘‘How to Live on $36,000 a Year,’’ she and her husband are the Fitzgeralds’ neighbors.
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In The Great Gatsby, his name is listed by Nick Carraway on a timetable as one of Jay Gatsby’s summer guests. He is a tobacco importer and brings girls with him. ‘‘BENEDICTION’’ 27 BEMBERG. In The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway lists Bembeig’s name on a timetable as one of Jay Gatsby’s summer guests. BEMENT, ED. In ‘‘First Blood,’’ he is Josephine Perry’s most reliable friend and lives in Chicago. He drives her to a rendezvous with Anthony Harker and beats up Travis de Coppet for gossiping about her.