Babylon Revisited

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Babylon Revisited and Other Stories is a collection of Fitzgerald's ten best-known short stories written between 1920 and 1937. The Stories are set in the year after the stock market crash of 1929, just after what Fitzgerald called the "Jazz Age". Brief flashbacks take place in the Jazz age itself. Also it shows several references to the depression, and how the character had to adapt his life to it. Much of it is based on the author's own experiences. The story Babylon Revisited is based on a true incident regarding Fitzgerald, his daughter "Scottie", his sister-in-law Rosalind and her husband Newman Smith, on whom Marion and Lincoln Peters are based. Rosalind and Newman had not been able financially to live as well as Scott and Zelda had lived during the 1920s, and they had always regarded Scott as an irresponsible drunkard whose obsession with high living was responsible for Zelda's mental problems. When Zelda suffered a breakdown and was committed to a sanitarium in Switzerland, Rosalind felt that Scott was unfit to raise their daughter and that Rosalind and Newman should adopt her. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 -1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. Table of Contents: The Ice Palace May Day The Diamond as Big as the Ritz Winter Dreams Absolution The Rich Boy The Freshest Boy Babylon Revisited Crazy Sunday The Long Way Out

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F. Scott Fitzgerald, born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota, stands among the foremost writers of American literature in the twentieth century. His literary career was marked by his poignant portrayal of the Jazz Age, a term he popularized. Fitzgerald's work encapsulates the exuberance, glamour, and moral vacuity of the post-World War I era, offering a window into the lives of the Lost Generation. He is best known for his masterpiece, 'The Great Gatsby', a critical exploration of the American Dream gone awry. Another poignant work, 'Babylon Revisited', is a short story that epitomizes Fitzgerald's thematic concerns with the fleeting nature of success and the destruction wrought by excess. Through his expert storytelling, masterful use of language, and psychological depth, Fitzgerald's works remain timeless. His narrative style blends lyrical prose with keen social insights, earning him both critical and popular acclaim. Despite struggling with personal turmoil and alcoholism, his literary output left an indelible mark on American literature. He passed away on December 21, 1940, yet his works continue to resonate with readers, scholars, and critics, affirming his legacy as a preeminent figure in the annals of American letters.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 275 Pages

Filesize: 516.8 KB

ISBN: 8596547399933