The Resource West of sunset, Stewart O'Nan

West of sunset, Stewart O'Nan

Label
West of sunset
Title
West of sunset
Statement of responsibility
Stewart O'Nan
Title variation
West of Sunset
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A "rich, sometimes heartbreaking" (Dennis Lehane) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald's last years in Hollywood In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. By December 1940, he would be dead of a heart attack. Those last three years of Fitzgerald's life, often obscured by the legend of his earlier Jazz Age glamour, are the focus of Stewart O'Nan's gorgeously and gracefully written novel. With flashbacks to key moments from Fitzgerald's past, the story follows him as he arrives on the MGM lot, falls in love with brassy gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, begins work on The Last Tycoon, and tries to maintain a semblance of family life with the absent Zelda and daughter, Scottie. Fitzgerald's orbit of literary fame and the Golden Age of Hollywood is brought vividly to life through the novel's romantic cast of characters, from Dorothy Parker and Ernest Hemingway to Humphrey Bogart. A sympathetic and deeply personal portrait of a flawed man who never gave up in the end, even as his every wish and hope seemed thwarted, West of Sunset confirms O'Nan as "possibly our best working novelist" (Salon)"--
Summary
A tale inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald's last years in Hollywood finds him reflecting on past events at the height of the Jazz Age while falling in love, struggling to hold his family together and penning <i>The Last Tycoon</i>
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392107
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Nan, Stewart
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.N316
LC item number
W47 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Authors, American
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
West of sunset, Stewart O'Nan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881093812
Extent
pages ; cm
Isbn
9780670785957
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014038470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)881093812
Label
West of sunset, Stewart O'Nan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881093812
Extent
pages ; cm
Isbn
9780670785957
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014038470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)881093812

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