Famous People In Literature
F. Scott Fitzgerald (#102)
No other American writer managed to dig into the deep psychology of their compatriots or analyze them so completely, as did Francis Scott Fitzgerald. His life could be compared with a three-act play: the first act started with amazing recognition, followed by long disappointment in the second act, and complete mental and physical exhaustion in the third. [6 minutes]
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Series Description: Their titles include novelist, playwright, poet and essayist. But they are also known as social activist, pacifist, reformer, human rights activist and humorist. Famous People in Literature examines literary giants who left a legacy of works that remain required reading in the classroom. Their writings were often a vivid depiction of everyday life and attitudes of the era. Each program in the series explores the most historic developments, significant contributions, important benchmarks and major turning points during these incredible lives.
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