The St. Paul Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald (Paperback)
Borealis Books, 9780873515122, 328pp.
Publication Date: September 24, 2004
This selection brings together the best of Fitzgerald's St. Paul stories--some virtually unknown, others classics of short fiction. Patricia Hampl's incisive introduction traces the trajectory of Fitzgerald's blazing celebrity and its connections to his life in the city that gave him his best material. Headnotes by Dave Page provide specific ties between the stories and Fitzgerald's life in St. Paul.
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Praise For The St. Paul Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald…
"Fitzgerald is a presence in St. Paul, a ghost who patrols his old neighborhood and keeps talking to us. He sits on Mrs. Porterfield?s porch on Summit Avenue, smoking and talking about writing, and it is always that gorgeous summer just before he finished the book, hit it big, went to New York, married the girl. This lovely book sets out our claim on him. We have no Fitzgerald museum in St. Paul, no boyhood home restored--the family lived in apartments--but this book is the only monument he needs, his own stories, with historical notes, and Patricia Hampl's graceful shining essay for absolution, and Zelda?s benediction." -- Garrison Keillor