Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and the Sexual Anxiety of the Lost Generation
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul Minnesota on September 24, of Paradise,” Fitzgerald married Zelda Sayre, the daughter of an Alabama judge. He had a rocky friendship with Ernest Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald were literary giants who The relationship between the two men turned out to be superficial. Ernest Hemingway's passport photograph. Hemingway's friend had married Zelda Fitzgerald in , a relationship that took a tragic.
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Scott Fitzgerald, his legacy lives on as much in his obvious alcoholism as in his literary talents. While The Great Gatsby is taught in high schools and universities across the English-speaking world, he is perhaps most known for his descent into alcoholism and for his troubled relationship with Zelda. As The New York Times wrote in his obituary: The promise of his brilliant career was never fulfilled. Fitzgerald died of a heart attack inwithout ever having won a major literary award.
His hard, lean prose and short, declarative sentences make his writing style among the most immediately recognizable in the world.
In fact, more than anything, Hemingway made himself into a legend as the living embodiment of his ideals of raw adventure and real masculinity. Her melodramatic life was in real terms the stuff of fiction.
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Cline points to an exchange between Scott and Zelda inwhile Zelda was being treated in hospital for mental illness, recorded by her doctor. The author apparently attempted to prevent his wife from writing about their marriage and her mental illness — subjects he was dealing with himself in his own novel, Tender is the Night.
He describes her writing efforts as "third rate", while she accuses him of relying on her "crumbs" for material for his writing. When Zelda published her novel, Save Me the Waltz, it infuriated Scott through its use of autobiographical material he hoped to use. The straitened economic times are another factor in the current revival of interest, according to both Cline and Spargo — the Fitzgeralds lived through a period of ostentatious prosperity followed by austerity and sharp decline.
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She experiences the prosperity of the 20s and her collapse comes in the midst of the Great Depression. But Fowler said she was keen to set the record straight on Zelda, who she sees as having been unfairly treated.
Fitzgerald was deeply suspicious of feminine beauty. In This Side of Paradise, he characterizes it as malevolent: Consider the classic Fitzgerald story arc: As a middle-class boy growing up in a wealthy St.
Paul suburb, Fitzgerald craved wealth and beauty, but as he realized them, they began to cause his downfall.
He persisted in finding a way to live a life far out of his financial range: For Fitzgerald, they embodied wealth and beauty. What added a wrinkle to it all was that Gerald was gay. Scott Fitzgerald,June 4.
Even so, Dick undergoes the classic Fitzgerald arc: One of the biggest criticisms of Tender Is the Night—and the principal criticism leveled by Hemingway—was that Dick Diver was a washy combination of Murphy and Fitzgerald: