F. Scott Fitzgerald - Secondary Literature

The list on this page is by no means complete; it merely provides an overview of the secondary literature on Fitzgerald's works I'm familiar with (or have even written myself). Further titles will be added over time...

The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald by Ruth Prigozy

Specially-commissioned essays by major scholars present a clear and comprehensive assessment of Fitzgerald. No aspect of his career is overlooked - from his first novel published in 1920, through his more than 170 short stories, to his last unfinished Hollywood novel. Contributions present the reader with an accessible picture of the background of American social and cultural change in the early decades of the twentieth century.

The Great Gatsby and Modern Times by Ronald Berman

All of Fitzgerald's novels reflect on the changes that the beginning of the twentieth century brought about. The cinema, radio and television, tabloids and the mass media in general changed how we look at the world - and at ourselves. Ronald Berman's book analyses how Fitzgerald tries to work out the implications that modern life had for the individual.

New Essays on the Great Gatsby by Matthew Joseph Bruccoli

The essays collected in this edition trace the fortunes of The Great Gatsby from its mixed reception and disappointing sales on publication in 1925 to its critical and popular elevation to an undisputed classic of American literature.

Der Einfluss der neuen Medien auf Leben und Werk F. Scott Fitzgeralds by Rene Classen

For full disclosure, the author of this book is also the owner and creator of this website. I wrote the book, since I felt Fitzgerald's writing exhibits a unique sensibility for how the mass media in general and the movies in particular had changed the perception of reality in the 20th century. The book, which is only available in German language, traces the many aspects of how moving pictures impacted Fitzgerald and his art.

Der Einfluss des Geldes in F. Scott Fitzgeralds 'The Beautiful and Damned' und 'Tender Is the Night' by Susann Fruendt

Money was a central theme in all of Fitzgerald's works and also in his private life. In her master's thesis Susann Fruendt analyzes the role money plays in the novels The Beautiful and Damned and Tender is the Night. There is also a look at F. Scott Fitzgerald and his private dealings with money, as well as a comparison between the two novels. The book is only available as a German-language Kindle download at this time.

F. Scott Fitzgerald - An Annotated Bibliography