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F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Fiction: From Ragtime to Swing Time

Jade Broughton Adams

Abstract

F. Scott Fitzgerald is remembered primarily as a novelist, but he wrote nearly two hundred short stories for popular magazines such as the widely-read Saturday Evening Post. These stories are vividly infused with the new popular culture of the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s, from jazz and blues music to motion pictures and performing arts. This book demonstrates how popular culture had a deep impact on Fitzgerald’s work, not just in terms of evoking period detail, but by confirming Fitzgerald as an experimental writer whose popular short stories reflect the serious modernist concerns occupying writer ... More

Keywords: F. Scott Fitzgerald, popular culture, modernism, leisure, parody, interwar culture, short fiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474424684
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424684.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jade Broughton Adams, author