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THE MODERNIST NOVEL IN THE USAFrancis Scott FitzgeraldErnest HemingwayDjuna Barnes
Characteristics of the Modernist NovelExperimental and innovatory in formConcerned with consciousness: introspection, analysis, reflection, reverieWeakening of narrative structure: no real beginning, stream of experience, open endingNo omniscient, reliable narrator, limited point of viewMythical archetypes
American Modernist Novelists Inherited the tradition of 19th-century writersLived and worked during the 1920sThe Lost GenerationExpatriatesThe Jazz Age
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.
Scott & ZeldaZelda 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 ZeldaThe 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 1932Bits of Paradise 1974Scandalabra 1980
Fitzgerald’s WorksThis Side of Paradise1920“Flappers and Philosophers” 1920The Beautiful and the Damned1922"Tales of the Jazz Age" 1922Тhe Vegetable1923, play Тhe Great Gatsby1925"Аll the Sad Young Men" 1926Tender is the Night1934"Taps at Reville" 1935"Тhe Crack-Up" an essay published in the Esquire1936Тhe Last Тусооп1940-41, ed. and published by Edmund Wilson 1945
Тhe Great Gatsby 1925There were several titles for the book proposed by F. S.

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