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THE MODERNIST NOVEL IN THE USA Francis Scott Fitzgerald Ernest Hemingway Djuna Barnes
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Characteristics of the Modernist Novel Experimental and innovatory in form Concerned with consciousness: introspection, analysis, reflection, reverie Weakening of narrative structure: no real beginning, stream of experience, open ending No omniscient, reliable narrator, limited point of view Mythical archetypes
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American Modernist Novelists Inherited the tradition of 19th-century writers Lived and worked during the 1920s The Lost Generation Expatriates The Jazz Age
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Francis Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) Family background: Irish nobility and colonial aristocracy together with confederate romanticism; Francis Scott Key, the author of "The Star Spangled Banner” Education: boarding school, Princeton (left in1917 without graduating) Spent two years in the Army without being able to participate in the Great War After the end of the war went to New York to work in advertising.
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Zelda Sayre - the prototype of the rich, beautiful woman, the flapper. Together they came to epitomize the kind of Jazz Age style that his fiction portrays. They epitomized the young glamorous people of the age who tried to live the American dream of money, success, and happiness, only to have their lives touched by sadness and even tragedy.
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Scott and Zelda The fusion of public role and fictional image was rather extreme in the case of Scott and Zelda. Popular culture, advertising, and the movies also played important role. As Zelda put it : “We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.”
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Zelda Fitzgerald /1900-1948/ Save Me the Waltz 1932 Bits of Paradise 1974 Scandalabra 1980
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Fitzgerald’s Works This Side of Paradise 1920 “Flappers and Philosophers” 1920 The Beautiful and the Damned 1922 "Tales of the Jazz Age" 1922 Тhe Vegetable 1923, play Тhe Great Gatsby 1925 "Аll the Sad Young Men" 1926 Tender is the Night 1934 "Taps at Reville" 1935 "Тhe Crack-Up" an essay published in the Esquire 1936 Тhe Last Тусооп 1940-41, ed. and published by Edmund Wilson 1945
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Тhe Great Gatsby 1925 There were several titles for the book proposed by F. S. Fitzgerald:
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course LITERATURE 105 taught by Professor Stevens during the Winter '11 term at Mitchell Community College.

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