Part I. Life and Works (1896-Present): 1. Biography / Cathy Barks; 2. Interpreting Fitzgerald's ledger / James L. W. West, III; 3. Letters / Bryant Mangum; 4. Literary style / Kirk Curnutt; 5. Literary influences / William Blazek; 6. Intellectual influences / Ronald Berman; 7. Contemporary critical reception / Jackson R. Bryer; 8. Fitzgerald revival / Ruth Prigozy -- Part II. An Author's Formation (1896-1920): 9. Buffalo and Syracuse, New York / Joel Kabot; 10. St Paul, Minnesota, St Paul Academy, and St Paul Academy now and then / Deborah Davis Schlacks; 11. A Catholic boyhood: the Newman School and the Newman News, and Monsignor Cyril Sigourney Webster Fay / Pearl James; 12. Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University, and The Nassau Literary Magazine / Edward Gillin; 13. World War I / James H. Meredith; 14. Zelda in the shadows / Linda Wagner-Martin; 15. Fitzgerald's southern narrative: the Tarleton, Georgia stories / Bryant Mangum -- Part III. Jazz Age Literary and Artistic Movements (1918-19229): 16. American literary realism / James Nagel; 17. Naturalism and high modernism / Michael Nowlin; 18. Avant-garde trends / Linda Patterson Miller -- Part IV. Historical and Social Contexts in the Jazz Age (1918-1929): 19. Prohibition in the Age of Jazz / Linda De Roche; 20. Class differences in Fitzgerald's works / Peter L. Hays; 21. Ethnic stereotyping / Suzanne del Gizzo; 22. Gender in the Jazz Age / Heidi M. Kunz; 23. Postwar flappers / Kathleen Drowne; 24. Youth culture / Jarom Lyle McDonald; 25. American expatriates in France / Elisabeth Bouzonviller -- Part V. Popular and Material Culture in the Jazz Age (1918-1929): 26. Popular literary tastes / Philip McGowan; 27 . Magazines / Robert Beuka; 28. Broadway melodies / Anthony J. Berret, S. J.; 29. Stage and screen entertainment / Walter Raubicheck and Steven Goldleaf; 30. Consumer culture and advertising / Lauren Rule Maxwell; 31. Fashion / Doni M. Wilson; 32. Transportation / Deborah Clarke; 33. Parties / Christopher Ames; 34. Architecture and design / Bonnie Shannon McMullen -- Part VI. Depression Era (1929-1940): 35. Crash and the aftermath / Richard Godden; 36. Firzgerald and The Great Depression / Michael K. Glenday; 37. Writer in Hollywood / Richard Fine; 38. Golden Age of Hollywood / Laura Rattray; 39. Hollywood and the gossip columnists / Gail D. Sinclair; 40. Heroes and Hollywood / Robert Sklar.
"The fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald serves as a compelling and incisive chronicle of the Jazz Age and Depression Era. This collection explores the degree to which Fitzgerald was in tune with, and keenly observant of, the social, historical and cultural contexts of the 1920s and 1930s. Original essays from forty international scholars survey a wide range of critical and biographical scholarship published on Fitzgerald, examining how it has evolved in relation to critical and cultural trends. The essays also reveal the micro-contexts that have particular relevance for Fitzgerald's work - from the literary traditions of naturalism, realism and high modernism to the emergence of youth culture and prohibition, early twentieth-century fashion, architecture and design, and Hollywood - underscoring the full extent to which Fitzgerald internalized the world around him."