A biography of the american writer f scott fitzgerald

They resumed their engagement and were married at St. Over the course of his career, Fitzgerald wrote four complete novels, while a fifth, partially completed at the time of his death, was published posthumously.

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Fitzgerald offered a good-hearted and apologetic tribute to this support in the late short story "Financing Finnegan". After Tender, Fitzgerald only attempted one more novel. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. There, he met Father Sigourney Fay, who noticed his incipient talent with the written word and encouraged him to pursue his literary ambitions. Fitzgerald stayed in Hollywood, however, and between and he freelanced with most of the major studios Paramount, Universal, Twentieth Century-Fox, Goldwyn, and Columbia while writing his final novel. The story was centered on Amory Blaine, an ambitious Midwesterner who falls in love with, but is ultimately rejected by, two girls from high-class families. Considine, Jr. Throughout their marriage, the two went through periods of heavy alcohol consumption. Zelda's third breakdown, which occurred in January , left her institutionalized until her death in a fire at her last hospital in They possessed what some critics have come to call "a certain genteel shabbiness. Although she came from a family of means, she had little interest in society life, except as it regarded her son's future. Barks eds. Scott Fitzgerald has become distressing.

The Great Gatsbythe novel for which Fitzgerald has become most well known, met only limited success upon its publication. That same year was admitted to a mental health clinic in Switzerland.

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Scott Fitzgerald has become distressing. The Last Tycoon. With its failure and his despair over Zelda, Fitzgerald was close to becoming an incurable alcoholic.

About half the novel was completed at the time of his death and, according to some literary critics, The Last Tycoon quite likely could have been his greatest critical success, had it been completed. After two years lost to alcohol and depression, in Fitzgerald attempted to revive his career as a screenwriter and freelance storywriter in Hollywood, and he achieved modest financial, if not critical, success for his efforts before his death in Most were thrown off by its three-part structure and many felt that Fitzgerald had not lived up to their expectations.

For the rest of his life—except for occasional drunken spells when he became bitter and violent—Fitzgerald lived quietly with her.

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Biography: F. Scott Fitzgerald