Spires and gargoyles : early writings, 1909-1919 / F. Scott Fitzgerald ; edited by James L.W. West III

Author(s): Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
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Subjects: Authors, American
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
Series: The Cambridge edition of the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940 Works. 1991
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xxii, 286 p. : ill., music ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Illustrations
1. Background
2. Subsequent appearances
3. Editorial principles
4. Regularized features
5. Dates of publication
6. Lacunae and attributions
St. Paul Academy, 1909-1911
The Newman School, 1911-1913
Princeton University, 1914-1919
Record of Variants
Explanatory Notes
Appendix. Probable attributions
Additional Authors: West, James L. W
Notes: LCCN: 2009047390
ISBN: 9780521765923 (hardback)
ISBN: 0521765927 (hardback)
Contents: St. Paul Academy, 1909-1911. The mystery of the Raymond mortgage ; Reade, substitute right half ; A debt of honor ; S.P.A. men in college athletics ; The room with the green blinds -- The Newman School, 1911-1913. "Football" ; Election night ; A luckless Santa Claus ; Pain and the scientist ; The trail of the duke ; A school dance -- Princeton University, 1914-1919. Fie! Fie! Fi-fi! ; The evil eye ; Safety first! ; "There was once-- " ; "Shadow laurels" ; May small talk ; The ordeal ; How they head the chapters ; A cheer for Princeton ; The conquest of America ; To my unused Greek book ; Our next issue ; Jemina ; The vampiest of vampires ; The usual thing ; Little Minnie McCloskey ; One from Penn's neck ; A litany of slang ; "Triangle scenery by Bakst" ; Futuristic impressions of the editorial boards ; "A glass of beer kills him" ; "Oui, le backfield-- " ; "When you find-- " ; Things that never change! Number 3333 ; The old frontiersman ; The debutante ; Review of "Penrod and Sam" ; "Boy kills self-- " ; Things that never change. No. 3982 ; Precaution primarily ; The spire and the gargoyle ; Rain before dawn ; Review of "David Blaize" ; "McCauley Mission-- " ; Popular parodies : no. 1 ; The diary of a sophomore ; Undulations of an undergraduate ; Tarquin of Cheapside ; The prince of pests ; "These rifles--" ; "It is assumed-- " ; Ethel had her shot of brandy-- ; "Yale's swimming team-- " ; Babes in the woods ; Princeton : the last day ; Review of "The Celt and the world" ; Sentiment--and the use of rouge ; On a play twice seen ; Review of "Verses in peace and war" ; Review of "God, the invisible king" ; The cameo frame ; The Pierian springs and the last straw ; The staying up all night ; Intercollegiate petting-cues ; Our American poets ; Cedric the stoker ; City dusk ; My first love ; Marching streets ; The Pope at confession
Summary: "F. Scott Fitzgerald had a busy and productive literary apprenticeship, writing in a great variety of genres. This volume contains his writings for the student magazine at his high schools and his Princeton writings for the Daily Princetonian, the Princeton Tiger, and the Nassau Literary Magazine. Of special note in this volume are the complete lyrics that Fitzgerald composed for three student musical comedies mounted by the Triangle Club at Princeton - Fie! Fie! Fi-Fi! (1914), The Evil Eye (1915), and Safety First! (1916). The volume includes a scholarly introduction, a record of variants and emendations, and numerous facsimiles and other illustrations. Explanatory notes identify the literary works, Broadway shows, movie queens, stage stars, politicians, historical figures, criminals, sports heroes, and popular songs referred to by Fitzgerald in these early writings"--Provided by publisher
Summary: "The present volume of the Cambridge edition includes all public writings from Fitzgerald's literary apprenticeship--that is, all works that he prepared for print. The volume does not include three play scripts that he wrote for summer productions by the Elizabethan Dramatic Club, a local theatre group in St. Paul, nor does it include such writings as his adolescent "Thoughtbook," a diary of sorts that he kept during his thirteenth and fourteenth years, or the surviving fragments of "The Romantic Egotist," his first attempt at a novel. None of these writings was published during Fitzgerald's lifetime; all of them are available today in reliable scholarly editions"--Provided by publisher
OCLC Number: 465330766
ISBN/ISSN: 9780521765923