Monday, March 2, 2015

Man Crush Monday

I feel obligated to talk about F. Scott Fitzgerald and his most famous novel The Great Gatsby after I destroyed his work on The Beautiful and the Damned.

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 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. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby (his most famous), and Tender Is the Night. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously.

Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with age and despair.

Fitzgerald's work has been adapted into films many times. His short story, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” was the basis for a 2008 film. Tender Is the Night was filmed in 1962, and made into a television miniseries in 1985. The Beautiful and Damned was filmed in 1922 and 2010. The Great Gatsby has been the basis for numerous films of the same name, spanning nearly 90 years: 1926, 1949, 1974, 2000, and 2013 adaptations. In addition, Fitzgerald's own life from 1937 to 1940 was dramatized in 1958 in “Beloved Infidel.”

My favorite short story collection by F. Scott Fitzgerald is Tales of the Jazz Age. Definitely worth checking out!

Since he’s passed on, he doesn’t have an active website (wouldn’t he have loved that bit of narcissism), but the Internet trolls with information about this amazing writer.

Cheers to you F. Scott – I don’t love all of your work, but what I love is protected with great passion, defended to all.

"F. Scott Fitzgerald." Web. 2 Mar. 2015.

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