Search Results: "F. Scott Fitzgerald"


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THE THOUGHTBOOK OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD by F. Scott Fitzgerald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Scholars could make use of this material, but it should otherwise interest only Fitzgerald completists."
A very short, incomplete diary in which ardent devotees of the novelist might find a glimmer or two of significance. Read full book review >

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Released: April 27, 1994

"Factually rich, if uninspired. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate)"
This easygoing, academically voiced bio of F. Scott Fitzgerald calls itself the first ``full-scale contemporary'' life since Turnbull's in 1962. Read full book review >

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ZELDA FITZGERALD by Sally Cline
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2003

"Though less fluent than Nancy Milford's now-standard, 33-year-old Zelda, Cline's account should find considerable following among students of women's literature and art."
Wrapped up in a thorough biography, a strong case for why the unfortunate Zelda Fitzgerald should be remembered as an artist foremost, not merely as a victim of mental illness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A boon for general readers as well as literary scholars."
Carefully annotated trove of correspondence between Jazz Age icons. Read full book review >

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TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Released: April 1, 1934

"Headlined as the leading book on the publisher's list and sure of a good send-off."
Again an author who has built up a more or less established market, and his non appearance (in book form) over a period of several years, has stimulated interest in this first full length work since the publication of The Great Gatsby. Read full book review >

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A LIFE IN LETTERS by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Released: June 1, 1994

"A wrenching portrait of the trials of writing, the business of success, the proximity of genius and tragedy."
A smart selection from Fitzgerald's voluminous correspondence, tactfully annotated and chronologically arranged by Bruccoli (English/Univ. of South Carolina), who has collected and edited all of Fitzgerald's writings in over 20 volumes. Read full book review >

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F by Daniel Kehlmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2014

"German writer Kehlmann (Fame, 2010, etc.) takes us on a strange and enigmatic journey here."
An elusive novel whose events remain cryptic and largely unexplained. Read full book review >

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A SHORT AUTOBIOGRAPHY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"This volume will mainly interest those who have already read everything else by and about the author of The Great Gatsby."
The title suggests something more significant than this collection of magazine essays delivers. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1991

"Scott has found a generous and insightful biographer. (Photographs-not seen.)"
The 1983 TV mini-series The Jewel in the Crown, adapted from The Raj Quartet, exposed millions on both sides of the Atlantic to the work of British novelist Scott, who had died five years previously. Read full book review >

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CORETTA SCOTT by Ntozake Shange
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A double-page spread of freedom marchers carrying American flags silhouetted against a yellow sky will resonate with children and linger in their minds. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
There have been many books written about Martin Luther King Jr., but precious few about Coretta Scott King. Read full book review >

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ELLA FITZGERALD by Tanya Lee Stone
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Readers will come away knowing much more about jazz history than they would have expected and will find it hard to stop reading about this fascinating woman. (source notes, bibliography, index, author's note) (Biography. 11+)"
Explaining that the story of her subject's life was often filled with misinformation, Stone uses extensive resources to set the record straight. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2001

"Cool. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
In this terrific picture-book biography, Scat Cat Monroe, a slick, fast-talking cat tells the story of Ella Fitzgerald, the Queen of Scat. Read full book review >