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Fitzgerald's mentors [electronic resource] : Edmund Wilson, H. L. Mencken, and Gerald Murphy / Ronald Berman.

Author/Creator:
Berman, Ronald.
Publication:
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (129 p.)
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Subjects:
Mentoring of authors -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American literature -- History and criticism.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940 -- Knowledge.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940 -- Political and social views.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940 -- Friends and associates.
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 -- Influence.
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 -- Influence.
Murphy, Gerald, 1888-1964 -- Influence.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Fitzgerald's Mentors is a fresh and compelling study of F. Scott Fitzgerald's intellectual friendship with Edmund Wilson, H. L. Mencken, and Gerald Murphy. Fitzgerald was shaped through his engagements with key literary and artistic figures in the 1920's. This book is about their influence- and also about the ways that Fitzgerald defended his own ideas about writing. Influence was always secondary to independence. Fitzgerald's education began at Princeton with Edmund Wilson. There Wilson imparted to Fitzgerald many ideas
Contents:
Introduction : teaching and learning
Edmund Wilson's authority
H. L. Mencken's democratic narrative
Gerald Murphy and the new arts.
Notes:
"Chapter 3 is a revised version of an essay that first appeared in The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review 7 (2009)."
Includes bibliographical references (p. [91]-115) and index.
ISBN:
0-8173-8638-6
0-8173-5693-2
OCLC:
772845322