Scott Fitzgerald Full name Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, scriptwriter, dramatist, and poet. Scott Fitzgerald in Contemporary Literary Criticism.
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IN November I unexpectedly came upon F. Through the book I came to know that the writer had a short life.
But during that period he had already made his mark on the literary world. The first two stories are in excess of 30 pages while the last is only six pages long. I was totally enthralled by the first two stories. The protagonist of Babylon Revisited called Charles J.
Wales visits Paris to regain custody of his daughter Honoria from her maternal aunt Helen. However the latter is a hard nut to crack and gives him a really tough time towards his goal. One day Charles takes his daughter out for fine dining to a posh restaurant.
Here is a part of what takes place there. My name is Charles J. My husband is dead. And if you have not seen Paris when the lights go on, you have not seen anything at all.
He was curious to see Paris by night with clearer and more judicious eyes than those of other days. He bought a serapontin for the Casino and watched Josephine Baker go through her chocolate arabesques.
The rain had stopped and there were a few people in evening clothes disembarking from taxis in front of cabarets, and cocottes prowling, singly or in pairs, and many Negroes. A few doors further on he found another ancient rendezvous and incautiously put his head inside.
Scott Fitzgerald at work on his desk. You have got to read the story to fully enjoy it. However, I watched it again recently and was disappointed to realise that its director, Richard Brooks, had loosely adapted it from the book. Besides, the film ends on a happy note. Here is the link for film buffs.
If it was up to me I would have probably made The Cut-Glass Bowl into the lead story and titled the book after it, the reason being that I enjoyed it even more than Babylon Revisited. The story is quite horrific and it reminded me of Edgar Allan Poe.
The protagonist of this story is a beautiful married woman called Evelyn. An amazing antique cut-glass bowl. As soon as I read it, I got hooked on to the story. In the cut-glass age, when young ladies had persuaded young men with long curly moustaches to marry them, they sat down several months afterward and wrote thank you notes for all sorts of cut-glass presents — punch-bowls, finger-bowls, dinner-glasses, wine-glasses, ice-cream dishes, bonbon dishes, decanters, and cases — for though cut-glass was nothing new in the nineties, it was then especially busy reflecting the dazzling light of fashion from the Back Bay to the freshness of the Middle West.
Fitzgerald is talking about the s, the decade he was born. The entire story revolves around the cut-glass bowl. Need I tell more? The name on his card, Louis Trimble, evoked some vague memory, but having nothing to start on, Orrison did not puzzle over it — until a buzzer sounded on his desk, and previous experience warned him that Mr Trimble was to be his first course at lunch.The Fitzgerald short stories in this collection were selected well after Fitzgerald's death so do not reflect a particular time in his life or career; indeed the first story, the Ice Palace, was written in well before Gatsby was written and the last three, Babylon Revisited, Crazy Sunday and The Long Way Out, were written in , 4/5.
"'Babylon Revisited' [stands as] Fitzgerald's best story." (source: Herbie Butterfield, "'All Very Rich and Sad': A Decade of Fitzgerald Short Stories" in Scott Fitzgerald: The Promises of Life, edited by Robert Lee.
St. Martin's Press, ) "Babylon Revisited [is] a beautifully executed story without a single false note, and [ ] one of the great modern short stories." (source: Arthur Voss, The American Short Story: . Babylon Revisited () includes the story of the same name that originally appeared in Taps at Reveille and one other from that collection, along with classic tales from the s volumes.
Six Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories () combines six from 's Tales of the Jazz Age with three from All the Sad Young Men —sort of the second-best of Fitzgerald. The melancholy mood of “Babylon Revisited” comes partly from the historical period in which it is set.
Fitzgerald is often identified as the voice of the Jazz Age, but in this story he portrays the post–Jazz Age world, which is sober and full of regret.
His given name, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, was a tribute to his relative Francis Scott Key, who wrote “The Star Spangled Banner.” Fitzgerald grew up in Buffalo, New York, and Minnesota. His family, Roman Catholics of Irish descent, didn’t have much money, but Fitzgerald still managed to attend prep school in New Jersey thanks to financial help from an aunt. The melancholy mood of “Babylon Revisited” comes partly from the historical period in which it is set. Fitzgerald is often identified as the voice of the Jazz Age, but in this story he portrays the post–Jazz Age world, which is sober and full of regret. Aug 27, · F. Scott Fitzgerald Biography – Facts, Life, Wife and Works of this Writer Who Was Francis Scott Fitzgerald? Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24, , in Saint-Paul, Minnesota (United States), into a bourgeois class family of Catholic beliefs.5/5(2).
Fitzgerald’s short story, Babylon Revisited, addressed the post jazz age time which differed quite differently than his well-known novel The Great Gatsby which was set during the jazz age.
Several resemblances in Babylon Revisited can be found when interpreting the symbolism, theme, and time period between Fitzgerald and the main character.
“Babylon Revisited,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a short story. The story was published in in the Saturday Evening Post. The deeply personal short story mirrors events that happened in Fitzgerald’s life before and after the stock market crash in In , the story was adapted into a film called The Last Time I Saw Paris.
“Babylon Revisited”is a short story in five parts. First, we meet the protagonist, .