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The St. Paul Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: Fitzgerald, F Scott Set In . . .
 North America, USA, Minnesota, Minneapolis, St. Paul
Genre: Short Stories
Time Frame: Early 20th Century
Published: 2004
Description: F Scott Fitzgerald s St Paul is a city of winter dreams and ice palaces lakeside parties and neighbourhood hijinks These are stories of ambition and young love insecurity and awkwardness where a poor boy with energy and intelligence can break into the upper classes and become a glittering success This selection brings together the best of Fitzgerald s St Paul stories some virtually unknown others classics of short fiction Patricia Hampl s incisive introduction traces the trajectory of Fitzgerald s blazing celebrity and its connections to his life in the city that gave him his best material Headnotes by Dave Page provide specific ties between the stories and Fitzgerald s life in St Paul For his keen social insight glib sophistication and breathtaking lyricism F Scott Fitzgerald stands as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century His biographers all note the importance of his boyhood in St Paul where as he put it he lived in a house below the average on a street above the average Fitzgerald s sensitivity about wealth and position later made evident in such classics as The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night was bred of his St Paul family and associations F Scott Fitzgerald s St Paul is a city of winter dreams and ice palaces lakeside parties and neighborhood hijinks These are stories of ambition and young love insecurity and awkwardness where a poor boy with energy and intelligence can break into the upper classes and become a glittering success This selection brings together the best of Fitzgerald s St Paul stories some virtually unknown others classics of short fiction Patricia Hampl s incisive introduction traces the trajectory of Fitzgerald s blazing celebrity and its connections to his life in the city that gave him his best material Headnotes by Dave Page provide specific ties between the stories and Fitzgerald s life in St Paul Fitzgerald is a presence in St Paul a ghost who patrols his old
  
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