Francis Scott Fitzgerald has come a long way from the limbo into which some of his obituaries tried to thrust him in 1941; his return has been marked and encouraged by several important editions of his stories, novels, and articles, an outstanding biography, and a gradually increasing supply of critical articles. Fortunately, although the interest in his writing still stems largely from the excitement of the 1920’s and the glamour and pathos of the author’s life, his critics have become increasingly willing to view him—as they must, if his reputation is not to decline again—as an...
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