The 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge continues! (scroll down for more info)
I’ve just finished the 19th book, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton…only 31 more books to go!
Next up is….The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
For those keeping score: this is book #20, week #21
A little info on F. Scott Fitzgerald and his work:
Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896. His work chronicled the Jazz Age, and writer Gertrude Stein considered him one of the Lost Generation of writers (which included his friend Ernest Hemingway) that emerged during the Modernist period. Although primarily known for his magnum opus, The Great Gatsby, as well as his large collection of short stories (164 of them!), he also wrote the novels This Side of Paradise (1920) and Tender is the Night (1934), among others. In Fitzgerald’s works, the present is immediate, and his diction and sometimes complex sentence structures mirrored the jazz and art of his time: fractured yet self-assured. He was married to writer Zelda Fitzgerald, who struggled with mental illness, while he battled alcoholism. Fitzgerald passed way in 1948.
The 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge is a fundraiser for RAINN.org (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19). I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book I read. Sponsors don’t have to pay anything until after the Challenge finishes (6/1/19).
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