Tag Archives: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Puppeteering Self-Relationships

Greek mythology first documented the trope about an artist’s creation becoming alive.  Sculptor Pygmalion’s statue transformed from ivory into flesh.  This curiosity and psychology complex concept re-surged in the Victorian era especially in conceits by the Irish playwright George Bernard … Continue reading

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Queasy reactions to Némirovsky’s renderings

Anti-Semitic labels follow Irène Némirovsky’s (b. 1903 – d. 1942) publications.  Her death at a concentration camp tempers criticism because it is difficult to process a person who displayed harsh prejudicial views of Jews with the same individual who died … Continue reading

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This Side of Fitzgerald’s Paradise

Beholden to read Fitzgerald’s first stumbling and jolting published novel This Side of Paradise, I kept contemporaneous literature in mind.  Only a few months ago, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned was completed due to the enjoyment derived from … Continue reading

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