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Some sort of epic grandeur : the life of F. Scott Fitagerald
Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph, 1931-2008.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1981]

Physical Description:
xxxi, 624 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Central Library PS3511.I9 Z566 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Central Library PS3511.I9 Z566 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Author Notes

Matthew J. Bruccoli, Emily Brown Jefferies Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, is the leading authority on F. Scott Fitzgerald and the authors of the House of Scribner.

(Publisher Provided) Scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli was born in the Bronx in 1931. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1953 and with a master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Virginia. He taught English at Ohio State University for eight years before joining the English department at the University of South Carolina in 1969. He retired in 2005 after teaching there for almost 40 years. He wrote over 50 books about F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway including Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. He also wrote biographies of John O'Hara, James Gould Cozzens and Ross Macdonald, compiled descriptive bibliographies on numerous authors and edited the letters and notebooks of other authors. He died due to glioma, a tumor of the brainstem, on June 4, 2008.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Epic indeed, this is the definitive biography of Fitzgerald, plain and simple. There's no reason to own another. (LJ 10/1/02) (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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