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Mastering the Story Market: F. Scott Fitzgerald's Revision of "The Night before Chancellorsville"

Mastering the Story Market: F. Scott Fitzgerald's Revision of "The Night before Chancellorsville" curio cabinet Mastering the Story Market F. Scott Fitzgerald's Revision of "The Night before Chancellorsville" F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pictorial Parade, 1920s © Getty Images All good writing is swimming underwater and holding your breath. --F. Scott Fitzgerald Portrayals of F. Scott Fitzgerald often depict him either as a handsome literary superstar who personified the Jazz Age boom or as a Depressionera washout who embodied the dangers of excessive fame, money, and drink. These renderings obscure his twenty-year career as a professional writer of great talent and energy who turned out more than 160 stories, five novels, and four short-story collections. During the long breaks between novels--Tender Is the Night was published nine years after The Great Gatsby appeared in 1925--his short stories sustained him professionally and financially. He became one of the highest-paid magazine writers of his time, earning $4,000 a story from the Saturday Evening Post at the peak of his career in 1929. Fitzgerald learned at a young age that he could achieve the recognition he craved from his writing. In grade school, he became a precocious social observer, taking his notebook to recess to jot down his observations on his classmates. As a teen, in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

Mastering the Story Market: F. Scott Fitzgerald's Revision of "The Night before Chancellorsville"

The Missouri Review , Volume 40 (1) – Apr 23, 2017

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curio cabinet Mastering the Story Market F. Scott Fitzgerald's Revision of "The Night before Chancellorsville" F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pictorial Parade, 1920s © Getty Images All good writing is swimming underwater and holding your breath. --F. Scott Fitzgerald Portrayals of F. Scott Fitzgerald often depict him either as a handsome literary superstar who personified the Jazz Age boom or as a Depressionera washout who embodied the dangers of excessive fame, money, and drink. These renderings obscure his twenty-year career as a professional writer of great talent and energy who turned out more than 160 stories, five novels, and four short-story collections. During the long breaks between novels--Tender Is the Night was published nine years after The Great Gatsby appeared in 1925--his short stories sustained him professionally and financially. He became one of the highest-paid magazine writers of his time, earning $4,000 a story from the Saturday Evening Post at the peak of his career in 1929. Fitzgerald learned at a young age that he could achieve the recognition he craved from his writing. In grade school, he became a precocious social observer, taking his notebook to recess to jot down his observations on his classmates. As a teen, in

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The Missouri ReviewUniversity of Missouri

Published: Apr 23, 2017

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