F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1921, Shadowland magazine, artist Gordon Bryant
“Well, three months before I was born, my mother lost
her other two children … I think I started then to be a writer.“
The publication of The Great Gatsby prompted T. S. Eliot to write, in a letter to Fitzgerald, “It seems to me to be the first step that American fiction has taken since Henry James.”
This day school, presented by Dr. Creina Mansfield and Dr. Martin R. Jervis, examines the works, times and tragically short life of Scott Fitzgerald.
Lecture One: Setting the Scene: The Jazz Age (MJ)
Lecture Two: The Romantic Egotist: The Early Life of Scott Fitzgerald (CM)
Lecture Three: The New Babylon: Early Hollywood (MJ)
Lecture Four: Generation Perdue: The Great Gatsby (CM)
Dayschool: Monday 10 October 2016 Time: 10am– 4pm.
Cross Street Chapel
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Creina Mansfield, Beech Court, Beech Hall Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2EF