F. SCOTT FITZGERALD - American short-story writer and novelist, known for his depictions of the Jazz Age (the 1920s). With the glamorous Zelda Sayre, Fitzgerald embarked on a life of parties and money spending, which he depicted in such novels as THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED (1922) and THE GREAT GATSBY (1925), a story of the loss of romantic illusions and an ironic comment on the connection between love and money. The work is widely considered Fitzgerald's finest.
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talent as a writer over the barrier into screenplays.
In 1939 Fitzgerald began a novel about Hollywood, THE LAST TYCOON, loosely based on the life of Irving Thalberg. Fitzgerald died on December 21, 1940, in Hollywood, in Graham's apartment, before the book was finished. Zelda died in a hospital fire in 1948.
It is easy to see many aspects of Fitzgerald’s own life in the Great Gatsby and it helps to understand about him before analysing the novel.