Writing Celebrity

Stein, Fitzgerald, and the Modern(ist) Art of Self-Fashioning

  • Authors
  • Timothy W. Galow

Part of the American Literature Readings in the 21st Century book series (ALTC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Contexts: Literary Modernism in the Age of Celebrity

  3. From Toklas to Everybody: Gertrude Stein between Autobiographies

  4. The Crack-Up of F. Scott Fitzgerald

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 179-235

About this book


Writing Celebrity is divided into three major sections. The first part traces the rise of a national celebrity culture in the United States and examines the impact that this culture had on "literary" writing in the decades before World War II.  The second two sections of the book demonstrate the relevance of celebrity for literary scholarship by re-evaluating the careers of two major American authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein.


aesthetics America culture identity Modernism USA World War II

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