Among the Lost Generation of writers that came of age during the Roaring Twenties, the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald (18961940) epitomized The Jazz Age: a period of declining traditional values, prohibition and speakeasies, and great artistic leaps. Fitzgeralds first novel, This Side of Paradise, was a financial success, but subsequent ones, including his masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, sold poorly. In need of money, he turned to writing commercial short stories and Hollywood scripts, while his lifelong alcoholism destroyed his health and led to an early death. The 1945 reissue of The Great Gatsby spurred a wide resurgence of interest, and Fitzgerald is now considered one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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