I can't say there's anything here for the average literature lover although I'm sure Fitzgerald fans are in heaven. Has he been reading too much John Steinbeck and James T. Scott Fitzgerald is writing about hobos riding the rails during the Depression? That is, of course, if they are good. Vlastně by z jedné povídky byl skvělý young adult román, je tam všechno — láska do pěti minut, následovaná zradou, vzájemnou nedůvěřivostí až po nevyhnutelné usmíření, jak jinak než na plese. More than seventy-six years after his death in 1940, F. Unfortunately, this also means that many of the stories are darker, or more somber, than the works that made him famous it was for this reason that most didn't sell. Some of the eighteen stories were physically lost, coming to light only in the past few years.
I'd Die for You is a must read for all fans of Fitzgerald's longer work, and is sure to make the perfect gift. The stories are decidedly darker than his normal tone and reflect a writer eschewing Originally posted on I'd Die For You is a sampling of F. A duo of Civil War stories shine. Thinking there's a robe at her feet, Gwen reaches down and is surprised to find a chinchilla cape, worth a lot of money, which has been left in the taxi. All eighteen short fictions collected here were lost in one sense or another: physically lost, coming to light only recently; lost in the turbulence of Fitzgerald's later life; lost to readers because his editors sometimes did not understand what he was trying to write. There are plenty of other good stories in this collection; some of them ahead of their time in dealing with taboos like un-married pregnancy, illicit funding of college sports, suicide and criminal activities. Και ακριβώς αυτό συμβαίνει και στη νέα αυτή, μοναδικά υπέροχη έκδοση των εκδόσεων Κλειδάριθμος, που μέσα από σκοτεινά και σκονισμένα συρτάρια, ανασύροντας κείμενα, άλλα ξεχασμένα, άλλα θαμμένα, μέσα από τη δίνη του χρόνου που σαρώνει τα πάντα στο πέρασμά του, μας χαρίζει μια σειρά από 18 ανέκδοτα, μέχρι σήμερα, διηγήματα του μεγάλου συγγραφέα, όλα με τη δική του ξεχωριστή και χαρακτηριστική σφραγίδα, και το καθένα από αυτά με τη δική σου σημαντικότητα, εμπνευσμένα από την ίδια τη ζωή και τον άνθρωπο.
There are two or three good short stories in here. It is a lovely, imaginative story. Δυστυχώς, ο Fitzgerald υπήρξε ένας πολύ αδικημένος συγγραφέας, όσο αυτός βρισκόταν εν ζωή. All of the reviews for this book read the same. His father, Edward Fitzgerald, had deep roots in Maryland, a border state that allowed slavery but remained in the Union.
Scott Fitzgerald is an amazing writer, but a lot of his stories and his first two novels read just like I described above, as if written to be sold, no questions asked. He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. Growing increasingly uncompromising about deletions and sanitisations, Fitzgerald preferred to let these stories lie in wait until their time came. On this collection we see him trying to regain his fame, renown, and finance from his early career. The girl is looking for a woman to whom her rich, senile father gave a large diamond just before he died; she views the diamond as her rightful inheritance. I'd Die For You: And Other Lost Stories av F. Luckily for us, these stories remain unedited and unaltered, as he originally wrote them.
If the rest of Fitzgerald's short stories are similar to this one, I heartily recommend this book. Released this year, the volume is comprised of eighteen stories in all, including two uncollected fragments; they are the 'last remaining unpublished short stories' which will be published. Fans of short fiction and those interested in delving more deeply into Fitzgerald's body of work will be smitten with this collection. I'd not been much of a fan of Fitzgerald's short stories until I read this collection of previously unpublished work. Overall I would recommend this collection to the Fitzgerald fan, but also to writers who struggle with their work.
Ovaj mali dodatak prije svake priče, toliko me intimno povezao sa autorom, nekako ga spusti na nivo običnog čovjeka, koji muči sve naše brige, i prolazi kroz sve naše strahove. While his writing was popular during his lifetime, and he did achieve periods of financial success, he did not achieve critical acclaim until after his death in 1944. A kolik toho na relativně málo stránkách dokáže říct. I'd Die for You by F Scott Fitzgerald is a series of short stories which for one reason or another were not published during the author's lifetime. Zato tenhle povídkový soubor mě lákal, převážně svým názvem. There are some, especially the screen play outlines, that are just a chore to get through.
That being said, this is worth reading just to explore the breadth and depth of his overall body of work. I loved about a third of these stories, particularly those that blended humour and seriousness, and those which offered occasional sparks of dazzling writing. Everything goes wrong as one slap-stick scene follows another. Unfortunately, this also means that many of the stories are darker, or more somber, than the works that made him famous it was for this reason that most didn't sell. His attitude, and rightfully so, was either publish it as it is or sends it back to me Fitzgerald.
And here's why: all of these stories—many of them particularly dear to Scott—were rejected by publishers and, to make matters worse, at times when he and Zelda sorely needed the money. Scott Fitzgerald, edited by Anne Margaret Daniel. The man was seriously talented. While in other pages you get so bored with the details and nonsense and finishing a story takes forever. It's hard to see how they were innovative, even when they were written, but it must be so because everyone says it.
What a wonderful collection of stories! Αγαπώ τον Fitzgerald, όχι τόσο για όλους αυτούς τους δεκάδες ακαδημαϊκούς λόγους που θα μπορούσε ν' αραδιάσει ο καθένας που έχει μελετήσει λίγο πιο ενδελεχώς το έργο του, μα για τη μοναδική του ικανότητα να μας ταξιδεύει στον χρόνο και στον χώρο, με μια αφηγηματική δεινότητα και μια λεπτομερή, άκρως ζωντανή παραστατικότητα, που κάνει το χθες να φαντάζει πως ξυπνάει και αναγεννιέται στο σήμερα. There are eighteen short stories in this book, all previously unpublished. As I expected, some of the stories here are far better than others, but each has a lot to discover and discuss. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth, despair, and age. While he is not always perfectly-informed in some of his subject matter, the writing is always convincing. Scott Fitzgerald fan that I am, to say that it was a pleasant surprise to find this new collection of previously unpublished collection of stories on Amazon would be an understatement.
Some of the stories are comedic all the way through. Even visits to a hotel famous for its tea dances, led to disappointment since none of their male compatriots were around and they could only sit and listen to their favorite orchestra play without the opportunity to dance. Jedna posebna kolekcija priča, sa dodatnom dozom ogoljenosti. They have been done with increasing difficulty and increasing insincerity. These fascinating stories offer a new insight into the arc of Fitzgerald's career, and demonstrate his stylistic agility and imaginative power as a writer at the forefront of Modern literature. I was worried that his estate might just be trying to make a quick book with some throw away material that Fitzgerald never meant to see the light of day. Fitzgerald was prolific in writing short stories, and also a shrewd fellow; he recognised that he could make a great deal more money more quickly in selling them to magazines, than he could with writing and then serialising a full-length novel.