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AMERICA LITERATURE

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    • School: Education Student: Elida cullanco menenses Teacher: Yony Cárdenas Cornelio AMERICA LITERATURE SAN MARCOS UNIVERSITY
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      • Born: Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald September 24, 1896(1896-09-24) St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
      • Died: December 21, 1940(1940-12-21) (aged 44)
      • Occupation: novelist, short story writer, poet
      • Genre: Modernism.
      • Literary movement : Lost Generation.
      • He was a member of an upper middle class Irish Catholic family
      • His parents were Mollie (MacQuillan) and Edward Fitzgerald
      • Scott spent his childhood primarily in Buffalo, New York
      • He was sent to two Catholic schools on the West Side of Buffalo
      • 1. Holy Angels Convent (1903–1904)
      • 2. Nardin Academy (1905–1908).
      • Life and career
      • When Scott was 10, his father was fired from Procter & Gamble and his family returned to Minnesota .
      • Scott attended St. Paul Academy in St. Paul from 1908–1911.
      • His first literary effort, a detective story, was published in a school newspaper when he was 13
      • When he was 16, he was expelled from St. Paul Academy for neglecting his studies.
      • He entered Princeton University in 1913 as a member of the Class of 1917 ( Edmund Wilson Class of 1916 and John Peale Bishop Class of 1917)
      • He wrote for the Princeton Triangle Club and the Princeton Tiger
      • He left Princeton to enlist in the US Army during World War I.
      • Fitzgerald got engaged to Zelda Sayre in 1919. He moved into an apartment(New York)
      • Zelda did not think that Fitzgerald’s job was good enough and she broke off their engagement.
      • He went back to his parent’s home in St. Paul.
      • He worked on his first novel This Side of Paradise that was finally accepted by Charles Scriber’s Sons in late 1919 and Zelda and Fitzgerald got engaged again.
      • Scott and Zelda got married. On October 26, 1921 .
      • problems arose when Zelda’s mental health got worse.
      • He wrote Tender is the Night ( 1934).
      • Scott’s health got worse; possibly due to the fact that he drank a lot of alcohol during his life. On December 21st 1940, he had a heart attack and died.
      • He is regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century ( " Lost Generation " of the 1920s)
      • NOVELS
      • He finished four novels:
      • This Side of Paradise(1920 )
      • The Beautiful and Damned ,
      • The Great Gatsby (most famous)(1925).
      • Tender is the Night (1934)
      • An unfinished novel:
      • The Love of the Last Tycoon (1941)
      • Short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.
      • SHORT STORIES
      • Bernice Bobs Her Hair (Short Story, 1920)
      • Head and Shoulders (Short Story, 1920)
      • The Ice Palace (Short Story, 1920)
      • May Day (Novelette, 1920)
      • The Offshore Pirate (Short Story, 1920)
      • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Short Story, 1921)
      • The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (Novella, 1922)
      • Winter Dreams (Short Story, 1922)
      • Short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.
      • SHORT STORIES COLLECTIONS
      • Flappers and Philosophers (1920) :
      • " The Offshore Pirate"  · "The Ice Palace"  · "Head and Shoulders"  · "The Cut-Glass Bowl"  · "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"  · "Benediction"  · "Dalyrimple Goes Wrong"  · "The Four Fists“
      • Tales of the Jazz Age (1922 ):
      • " The Jelly-Bean"  · "The Camel's Back"  · "May Day"  · "Porcelain and Pink"  · The Diamond as Big as the Ritz · "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"  · "Tarquin of Cheapside"  · "Oh Russet Witch!"  · "The Lees of Happiness"  · "Mr. Icky"  · "Jemina"
      • SHORT STORIES COLLECTIONS
      • All the Sad Young Men (1926 ):
      • "The Rich Boy"  · "Winter Dreams"  · "The Baby Party"  · "Absolution"  · "Rags Martin-Jones and the Pr-nce of W-les"  · "The Adjuster"  · "Hot and Cold Blood"  · "The Sensible Thing"  · "Gretchen's Forty Winks“
      • Taps at Reveille (1935):
      • "The Scandal Detectives"  · "The Freshest Boy"  · "He Thinks He's Wonderful" · "The Captured Shadow"  · "The Perfect Life"  · "First Blood"  · "A Nice Quiet Place"  · "A Woman with a Past"  · "Crazy Sunday"  · "Two Wrongs"  · "The Night of Chancellorsville"  · "The Last of the Belles"  · "Majesty"  · "Family in the Wind"  · "A Short Trip Home"  · "One Interne"  · "The Fiend"  · "Babylon Revisited"
      • His writing focuses on good story-telling over intellectualism, symbolism, or philosophy. This makes his writing very concise and clear, without bogging it down in the thoughts or feelings of the characters.
      • He is characterized mostly by his focus on realistic character development and setting. His writing is also primarily realistic, opting to tell a good story and focusing on character development without bothering to delve needlessly deep into the minds of the characters.
      • F. Scott Fitzgerald based his fictitious writings on his own wild, tragic life experiences and struggles.
      • Fitzgerald's style of writing is clear, harmonious, colorful and witty.
      • Published: 1928
      • Categorie(s): Fiction, Short Stories
      • Basil Duke Lee, age 15, returns home for the summer after an unhappy year at school. On the train ride back to St. Paul, Basil sits with Margaret Torrence, who observes that he has lost some of the ultra confident tone of the previous summer. Indeed, his initial return to St. Paul is a triumph.
      • When Margaret Torrence tells everybody that Basil is wonderful, he suddenly becomes popular and, in a game of truth, all the girls name him as they favorite boy. Basil’s popularity goes to his head.
      • Basil is sufficiently emboldened to give advice on popularity to another boy, Joe Gorman, who is offended; in retaliation, Joe tells their friends that Basil thinks he is wonderful and when word spreads that he thinks he is wonderful, people begging to snub him and girls lose interest in him, and Basil has a reputation for being “stuck up”.
      • While visiting Bill Kampf, Basil meets Minnie Bibble; they kiss and make plans to see each other in the future. Basil loses an opportunity to go on a trip with Minnie’s family when he talks too much about himself to Minnie’s father.
      • Basil borrows his grandfather’s electric car and offers a ride to Imogene Bissel, with whom he had earlier imagined himself in love.
      • Basil
      • Duke
      • Lee
      • Main character in a series of eight stories written in 1928 and 1929.
      • an ambitious boy; he dreams of being “a great athlete, popular, brilliant, and always happy”
      • Arrogan t
      • He has an air of superiority
      • Bibble, Ermine Gilberte (Minnie)
      • Girl who falls in love with Basil Duke Lee while she is visiting her cousin, Bill kampf.
      • Minnie Bibble’s parents. In the beginning, Mr. Bibble is initially flattered by Basil Duke Lee’s attentiveness to his conversation; but after Basil talk too much about himself, Mr. Bibble decides not to take him along their family trip as he had previously planned.
      Bibble, Mr and Mrs .
      • German, Joe
      • Basil Duke Lee admires Joe’s singing, and Joe is impressed by Basil’s popularity with the girls. While spending the night with Joe, Basil offends him by offering advice on how to be more popular; in retaliation, Joe tells their friends that Basil thinks he is wonderful.
      Torrence, Margaret
      • Girl who tells everyone that Basil Duke Lee is wonderful, which makes him suddenly popular.
      • Kampf, William (Bill)
      • Bissel, Imogene
      • Boy who invites Basil Duke Lee for a weekend visit while his cousin Minnie Bibble is staying at his house .
      • Girl who names Basil Duke Lee as her favorite boy during a game of truth. Basil believes he is in love with her, but she is no longer interested in him after word spread that he thinks he is wonderful. However, at the end of the story, she is eager to go riding with him in his grandfather’s car.
      • THEMES
      LOVE AFFAIRS SUPERIORITY ADOLESCENT SWAGGER
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