Paradise Lost : A Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Paradise Lost : A Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Harvard University Press
Pigeonholed as a Jazz Age epicurean and an emblem of the Lost Generation, Fitzgerald was at heart a moralist struck by the nation’s shifting mood and manners after WWI. Placing him among Progressives such as Charles Beard, Randolph Bourne, and Thorstein Veblen, David Brown reveals Fitzgerald as a writer with an encompassing historical imagination.

Publisher: Harvard Univ Press,, 2017
ISBN: 9780674978263
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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Mar 14, 2018

Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (1896) - (writer) Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was a man whose works clearly epitomized the "roaring" Jazz Age as it existed in America at the time. Fitzgerald is, of course, considered to be a full-fledged member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s.

While he achieved only limited success in his lifetime, he is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. He finished 4 novels in his lifetime and a 5th (an unfinished novel) "The Last Tycoon", was published posthumously. During his career - Fitzgerald also penned 4 collections of short stories, as well as 164 short stories in magazines.

Competently written by historian, David Brown - "Paradise Lost" is a greatly detailed, 400-page biography (including a 16-page photo gallery) covering all of the aspects of Fitzgerald's hectic lifestyle, including his turbulent marriage to Zelda Sayre, the mentally unstable "golden girl".

*Note* - In 1940 - F. Scott Fitzgerald (44 at the time) died of a heart attack.

Mar 21, 2017

What was the connection between the CIA's MK ULTRA program and F. Scott Fitzgerald?
Fitzgerald's grave was once located, for many years, on the grounds of the Chestnut Lodge Sanitarium in Rockville, MD. [It was later relocated to St. Anne's Church yard, also in Rockville, MD.] The CIA leased or owned a wing of the hospital on those grounds for their MK ULTRA program, used for a variety of purposes, especially the involuntary memory wiping of specific individuals [see Gerald Colby's outstanding book, Thy Will Be Done]: an unfortunate lady researcher and Katherine Graham's husband come to mine.


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