By Andrew Hook (auth.)
Often noticeable as a mirroring the modern move of yank historical past itself, Scott Fitzgerald's literary existence used to be a roller-coaster trip from early good fortune within the Twenties to obvious oblivion by means of the tip of the Nineteen Thirties. This learn makes an attempt to account for the sort of tricky profession via targeting Fitzgerald's fight to maintain a dangerous balancing act among his dedication to a unconditionally concerning existence at the one hand, and his parallel dedication to the intense company of artwork at the other.
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Rather he plunged into a period of almost frantic literary activity. With Succeeding with This Side of Paradise 27 renewed self-belief, he revised existing stories, including Nassau Lit material, and wrote new ones. Soon he was receiving acceptances from the editors of The Smart Set, Scribner’s Magazine, and – most significantly in financial terms – the Saturday Evening Post. Thus months before the actual appearance of his first novel, Fitzgerald’s work had been published in all three magazines.
The amount of sheer data in it is amazing’ (L, 487). The Damnation of Theron Ware (1896), Harold Frederic’s best known work, is a powerfully Locating The Beautiful and Damned 39 realistic attack on the bigotry, anti-intellectualism, and cultural sterility of small-town American Protestantism – but for Fitzgerald to describe it as ‘the best American novel’ does seem a youthful extravagance. Of his own immediate contemporaries Fitzgerald appears to have admired most John Dos Passos, and, of course, Edmund Wilson.
In 1921 Metropolitan Magazine, which had earlier contracted with him for six short stories at the generous figure of $900 each, agreed to pay $7000 for the serial rights to The Beautiful and Damned. Perhaps reassured by this success, in August 1921, Fitzgerald wrote to his agent Harold Ober, full of high hopes about the novel: I have a hunch that is going to be almost as big a success in book form as Main Street. If so it would be foolish to sell it now as a movie, wouldn’t it? I should say that it would be scarcely worth while under $10,000 as I think the value of my stuff will increase as it grows older.