Fitzgerald and Hemingway (LIT2275.01)

Doug Bauer

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway were arguably the preeminent literary figures in America in the first quarter of the Twentieth century. Their work and their lives were both closely intertwined and dramatically contrasting. Each came from the conservative Midwest. Each enjoyed stunning early success. Each made his permanent mark in a very different fashion as a revolutionary prose stylist. Each was a close observer of social and cultural behavior both at home and abroad, chronicling lives of appetitive wealth, expatriate searching, the exhilaration and tragic costs of war. As well, they were, at various times in their lives, confidants and rivals as they struggled with the equally destructive perils of ambition and addiction. Among their lasting works, we will read The Sun Also Rises, The Great Gatsby, The Nick Adams Stories, The Crack-Up, A Moveable Feast, Tender is the Night, The Last Tycoon, and others.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
T 2:10pm - 4:00pm; F 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, Literature, 2000, Doug Bauer, and tagged .