F. Scott Fitzgerald
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and short-story writer. He was best known for his novels depicting the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age. He died in 2010, aged 88, and is buried in Mount Sinai, New York, where he lived with his wife and three children.
About F. Scott Fitzgerald in brief
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and short-story writer. He was best known for his novels depicting the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age. Fitzgerald was born into an upper-middle-class family in St. Paul, Minnesota, but was primarily raised in New York. He attended Princeton University, but due to a failed relationship and a preoccupation with writing, he dropped out in 1917 to join the army. He married socialite Zelda Sayre after he had published the commercially successful This Side of Paradise. He died in 1940, at the age of 44, after a long struggle with alcoholism. During his lifetime, he published four novels, four collections of short stories, and 164 short stories. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. His final novel, The Last Tycoon, was completed by Edmund Wilson and published after Fitzgerald’s death. He also wrote for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review. He wrote for the New York Review of Books, The Saturday Evening Post, The Sunday Times, and the New Yorker Magazine. He had a long-running radio show on CBS Radio, starting in the early 1950s. Fitzgerald is survived by his wife, Zelda, and their three children, Scott Fitzgerald, Jr., and Scott Fitzgerald III, a son and daughter-in-law, and a daughter-to-be, both of whom died in the 1990s. His grandson, Scott, is the author of the novel The Great Gatsby, which was published in 2009.
Fitzgerald died in 2010, aged 88, and is buried in Mount Sinai, New York, where he lived with his wife and three children. His great-great-grandson, Michael Fitzgerald, is a New York City real estate magnate and the owner of a luxury real estate company. Fitzgerald’s great-nephew, Michael, is also a writer and has published several novels. He has also written for The Times, the Sunday Times and The Saturday Night Review. Fitzgerald had his first work published, a detective story in the school newspaper, in 1908. In 1911, Fitzgerald’s parents sent him to the Newman School, a Catholic prep school in Hackensack, New Jersey. At Newman, he was taught by Father Sigourney Fay, who recognized his potential and encouraged him to become a writer. After graduating from Newman in 1913, Fitzgerald enrolled at Princeton University. He tried out for the football team and was cut the first day of practice. He later became involved in the American Whig-Cligios Society and the Princeton Tiger Club, which included future writers Edmund Wilson, John Peale, and John Bishop Bishop. In the 1920s, Fitzgerald was influenced by the modernist writers and artists of the \”Lost Generation\” expatriate community, particularly Ernest Hemingway. His second novel, The Beautiful and Damned, propelled him into the New Yorkers elite. His third novel was inspired by his rise to fame.