Date of Award
Master of Arts
From the time I was first introduced to Fitzgerald's writing through a reading of This Side of Paradise, when I was a freshman in college, his subject matter and technique as a novelist have interested me intensely. After reading the first novel, I was not satisfied until I had voraciously read his other novels. With each reading of another of his books, my interest increased. Later, when Mizener's valuable biography appeared, I was introduced to Fitzgerald the man and have found his life as fascinating as his writings. However I felt that none of the books about Fitzgerald completely presented the carry-over of "living" material from his own experiences to his novels; nor were his techniques employed in novel writing fully examined.
Warren, Clifton Lanier, "F. Scott Fitzgerald : his materials and his methods" (1954). Master's Theses. 1120.