F. Scott Fitzgerald

Genius is the ability to put into effect what's on your mind

Significance to American Culture

F. Scott Fitzgerald was a famous American writer in the 1920s who wrote lots of exciting and interesting books that are still well-known today. One of his most famous books was The Great Gatsby, which was written in 1926 and is still popular now almost a hundred years later. It was recently remade into a movie, which is an example of how people continue to be interested in Fitzgerald today.
The Great Gatsby Trailer

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Bio

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, MInnesota. He grew up in a Catholic upper middle class family. In high school, Fitzgerald started writing detective stories for his school newspaper. He left Princeton University to join the Army and continued writing for magazines and even wrote some musical lyrics. In 1918, he met his wife Zelda and tried to make a fortune so he could marry her. He finally got her to marry him after writing This Side of Paradise, which made him a rich and famous author.

Zelda was a very spoiled but free-spirited young woman. She and Fitzgerald lived a very fancy lifestyle in the Roaring Twenties, traveling the globe and socializing with the very wealthy. He wrote two more famous books during that time: The Beautiful and the Damned and his best-known novel The Great Gatsby. Their extravagant lifestyle led to Zelda's mental breakdown and Fitzgerald's alcoholism. They only had one child, Scottie. They fell in to debt. In the late 1930s, Fitzgerald tried writing movies for Hollywood. When he was 44, he had a heart attack and died in 1940. He didn't get recognition for his writing until later on after his death.

Comparison To Present-Day Artist

It is hard to find a present-day match for F. Scott Fitzgerald. I can see some similarities between him and the author Anthony Horowitz who, like Fitzgerald, is into the culture of his country except for that Horowitz is British. He writes spy/detective stories like Fitzgerald did when he was young.

The Recent Great Gatsby Movie Trailer