Cover

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pp. C-C

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Introduction: Teaching and Learning

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pp. 1-28

F. Scott Fitz ger ald’s tutorial education began at Princeton with Edmund Wilson, continued in New York with H. L. Mencken, and began anew with Gerald Murphy in France. His friends left an archive of opinions about him: Mencken in his autobiography and reviews, Wilson in his essays and letters, Gerald (and Sara Murphy) in letters as well. Perhaps it should be said that they left a ...

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1. Edmund Wilson’s Authority

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pp. 29-46

When F. Scott Fitz ger ald ’17 entered Princeton, Edmund Wil son ’16 was already at the center of a group of writers who did lyrics for the Triangle Show, wrote humor for the Tiger and fiction for the Lit (Nassau Literary Magazine). In a sense, these were incidentals: he had already begun to rethink American literature and criticism....

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2. H. L. Mencken’s Democratic Narrative

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pp. 47-68

In the sixth chapter of The Sun Also Rises (1926) Jake Barnes and Harvey Stone agree that Mencken is “through now.” There are differing explanations for this. Mencken’s biographers assert that his departure from the literary scene was voluntary: he had left The Smart Set in 1923 for the American Mercury to devote himself to ...

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3. Gerald Murphy and the New Arts

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pp. 69-90

We tend to think of Sara and Gerald Murphy as they have been reconstructed in Tender Is the Night, although the story of their connection to F. Scott Fitz ger ald is larger and more complex. Gerald Murphy maintained a lifelong dialogue with Fitz ger ald, Hemingway, MacLeish, and other writers on the practice and meaning of writing. He influenced Fitzgerald’s visual perception of objects and...

Notes

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pp. 91-108

Bibliography

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pp. 109-116

Index

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pp. 117-119

Back Cover

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pp. BC-BC