"I know myself," he cried, "but that is all-" - F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
F. Scott Fitzgerald - An Annotated Bibliography
The American author F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) published his first novel 'This Side of Paradise' (1920) almost 100 years ago. Yet, even though his writing is firmly rooted in the era he lived in - the heyday of the Roaring Twenties - his works still feel contemporary. The age of the mass media had just begun when Fitzgerald started his career, but still he anticipated how omnipresent images would impact the way we lead our lives. Beauty matters to his heroes. Glittering surfaces attract them. Yet more often than not, their journeys end in bitter disappointment when they realize that the world does not live up to their ideals - neither in an aesthetic nor in an ethical sense.
This site provides an annotated bibliography of Fitzgerald's works and offers an overview of his literary work and its movie adaptations, the biographies and other books about his writing as well as links to other websites dedicated to Fitzgerald.
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On May 28, 1933, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald met in the presence of her doctor Thomas Rennie and a stenographer: Scott had asked for a typescript of the conversation to document the state of affairs between his wife and himself. Based on this protocol, their conversation has now been reenacted as an 109 minute audiobook (which is only available in German at this point) that will make anyone who is reasonably happily married grateful for not having sunk to the level of distrust and antipathy that seems to have ruled the relationship between Scott and Zelda during this period. Yet, at the same time, one cannot help but identfy with both of them, especially with how Zelda fights to maintain her own separate identity, but also with Scott's anger at what he perceives as her ungratefulness. In general, he comes across as a broken man at age 36, who is clinging to the emblem's of his worldly success, as he seems to have lost everything else he could have held on to. Listening to Scott and Zelda fighting is a painful reminder how completely lives can unravel, not by a single tragic twist of fate, but gradually, as a matter of course, abetted by too many wrong decisions, each of them insignificant in isolation, but devastating in their cumulative effect.
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