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Flappers and Philosophers (Oxford World's Classics)

Flappers and Philosophers (Oxford World's Classics)


Book Overview: Flappers and Philosophers (Oxford World's Classics)

'Lie to me by the moonlight. Do a fabulous story.'

F. Scott Fitzgerald's first story collection, Flappers and Philosophers, appeared in 1920 on the heels of his debut novel, This Side of Paradise, and immediately established him a master of popular fiction.

Love stories such as 'The Offshore Pirate' and 'Head and Shoulders' capture the spectacle and fantasy of the Jazz Age, celebrating that modern icon of feminine self-possession, the flapper, while comedies of manner like 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair' and 'The Ice Palace' showcase Fitzgerald's eye for humour. In addition to these four classic tales, which first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, this edition highlights the author's proficiency with other crowd-pleasing story types: from Gothic fiction ('The Cut-Glass Bowl') to didactic moral stories ('The Four Fists'), from satire ('Dalyrimple Goes Wrong') to spiritual quests ('Benediction'), Fitzgerald tried his hand at many genres---and succeeded at all.

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PublisherOxford University Press
Publication Date2020
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald was a renowned American author born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is best known for his novel "The Great Gatsby," a critique of the American Dream, written during the Jazz Age. Fitzgerald began his writing career at Princeton University and later joined the army during World War I. Despite his notable works, he struggled with alcoholism, which hindered his career progression and affected his health. His writing primarily explored themes of wealth, ambition, and social class, reflecting America's cultural state during the 1920s. Fitzgerald passed away on December 21, 1940, but remains an iconic figure in the history of American literature.
Kirk Curnutt is a renowned American author, scholar, and professor who is celebrated for his distinct grasp on American literature, specifically focusing on F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Having carved a distinguished path for himself in academia, Curnutt serves as a Professor of English at Troy University in Montgomery, Illinois. He combines adept research skills with a solid foundation in literary analysis to contribute prolifically to the American literary discourse. In addition to his role in academia, Curnutt is the author of several critically acclaimed books. His works range from academic examinations such as “Ernest Hemingway and the Expatriate Modernist Movement” to fictional works like “Breathing Out the Ghost,” a thrilling novel which won the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society's gold medal in 2007. His talent for writing has cemented his reputation as a versatile author capable of compelling storytelling. As an active contributor to the world of literature, Kirk Curnutt stands as an executive director of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and contributes to the Hemingway Society. His multifaceted career and enduring dedication to literature have firmly established him as one of the influential voices in contemporary literary studies. His work continues to inspire students, scholars, and readers, enriching American literature's ongoing narrative.


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