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Today, F Scott Fitzgerald is known for his novels, but in his lifetime, his fame stemmed from his prolific achievement as one of America s most gifted and best paid writers of stories and novellas In The Short Stories of F Scott Fitzgerald , Matthew J Bruccoli, the country s premier Fitzgerald scholar and biographer, assembles a sparkling collection that encompasses the full scope of Fitzgerald s short fiction The forty three masterpieces range from early stories that capture the fashion of the times to later ones written after the author s fabled crack up, which are sober reflections on his own youthful excesses Included are classic novellas, such as The Rich Boy, May Day, and The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, as well as a remarkable body of work he wrote for the Saturday Evening Post and its sister slicks These stories can be read as an autobiographical journal of a great writer s career, an experience deepened by the illuminating introductory headnotes that Matthew Bruccoli has written for each story, placing it in its literary and biographical context.Together, these forty three stories compose a vivid picture of a lost era, but their brilliance is timeless This essential collection is a monument to the genius of one of the great voices in the history of American literature. The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

10 thoughts on “The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

  1. Brooke Brooke says:

    Everybody thinks Fitzgerald Gatsby, but his real talent lies in short fiction I will glove slap anyone who doesn t think that Babylon Revisited is the perfect short story I d even go so far as to say it s the best thing ever written Yeah, I said it Gatsby has nothing on Babylon.With few exceptions, the pieces in this collection it s not exhaustive, but it s still pretty robust range from charmin

  2. Christian Christian says:

    So different from Gatsby and This Side of Paradise, but exceedingly clever and often funny Of course, this is where Fitzgerald made his money, so the stories tend to lean toward entertainment than does his serious work There s even a film based on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett If kids were forced to read that and The Diamond as Big as the Ritz , perhaps

  3. Di& Di& says:

    Antras susitikimas su Fitzgerald u ir n kiek nenusivyliau Kaip tik paker jo Spalvinga, jau iama prabanga, o kartu ir skausmas, keisti siekiai bei susipainiojimas, auk tuomen s i si okimai bei vertybi ie kojimas Apsakymai susij su prarast ja karta, kiekviena istorija ka kuo pana i ir kitokia Nupie ia viena po kito geresn paveiksl Nesinori baigti knygos ir atsisveikinti, gerai, kad lentynoje turiu dar v

  4. Heather Heather says:

    I have read this book countless times If you only ever buy one F Scott book, buy this one His development as an author unfolds before your eyes as you read his early stories of ambitious youth and eventually wander into his later tales of reflection on human frailty From Bernice and her Bob to Emotional Bankruptcy and everything in between, this is a collection of short stories to keep on your bedside ta

  5. Dimitris Dimitris says:

    Shocking as it may seem, I had never read even a single line written by F Scott Fitzgerald till this week and this rather short collection of stories Never watched any of the big screen adaptations of his novels either, most notably of The Great Gatsby I had a feeling I d love him and in a way I was reserving him in my mind as something exceptional for a difficult time but I had no idea of how much I d love

  6. Emanuel Emanuel says:

    5 4 May Day, The diamond as big as the Ritz, The Rich Boy, Gretchen s Forty Winks, Babylon revisited, Winter Dreams, The baby party, A short trip home 3 The cut glass bowl, An Alcoholic case, The lees of happiness, The last of the belles, Pat Hobby s Christmas Wish, Teamed with genius, Pat Hobby s secret, Pat Hobby putative father, The homes of the stars, Pat Hobby does his bit, Pat Hobby s preview, No harm tr

  7. Jamie Jamie says:

    We all know I m giving this as many stars as I can possibly give, so let s just go ahead and take care of that right now A constellation and a galaxy of Gatsby s silver peppered stars Also, in case you re wondering, The Ice Palace and The Offshore Pirate are two of my favorite stories of all time.

  8. Joel Joel says:

    My friend recommended this book, and I really wanted to like it While Fitzgerald s pedigree cannot be debated, this anthology is a good example of drinking from a fire hose How many stories of Ivy League socialites or bored Southern heiresses does one need For me the answer is about 300 pages fewer than the 750 contained in this volume.Skip around and skim there s plenty to enjoy here, but no need to take in everyth

  9. Better Eggs Better Eggs says:

    This book of short stories novellas really, as each story is an hour or so long are very much of their time People don t live like that any Its a three and a half star book, the boring stories, Benediction and the Camel s Back getting two stars each and the really good ones, Bernice and Benjamin Button getting four The Lees of Happiness is right in the middle with three.Bernice Bobs her Hair is a lovely story of how t

  10. Ben Ben says:

    First of all, I really appreciated Bruccoli s collection The introduction is personable and informative and the small explanations before each story help to place the writer within his context.Some might say that so many stories might become drab How much rich whining and poor in spirit can one take I think this is something we take for granted now Then, before and after the Crash and The Great Depression, when the nation

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