Instructor: Arner                            T/Th                            11:00am – 12:30pm

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940) and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (1900-1948) led flamboyant public lives during the 1920s that came to be identified in the popular mind with the moral, alcoholic, and sexual excesses of that era. Their lives, in turn,adeptly transmuted into fiction, became in large part the raw material of their novels, essays, and short stories. The principal focus of the course will be on Scott’s novels and short stories, including his two masterpieces The Great Gatsby (1925) and Tender is the Night (1934), his early novels (This Side of Paradise (1920) and The Beautiful and Damned (1922)), his unfinished The Last Tycoon (1941), and his most compelling short stories.