Americans were reading books before the first printing press was even invented. As people were reading, writers were forming. Ernest Hemingway was a man with a unique imagination, which was obsessed with violence, but with that and his fascination for the act of courage in a dangerous situation, it served as a basis for his most memorable books. Ernest Hemingway led a riveting life from birth to death. It had many ups and downs but his experiences are what made him the great author he became known to be.
Fitzgerald being one of the most famous writers of all times captivated many with his continuing autobiographical work. This most likely why he was so popular because of his skill at interpreting his real life into extravagant stories. Making those who could relate or not relate want to read his books. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s troubling yet extravagant lifestyle influenced his writing and attributed to his fame. His books continue to captivate readers everywhere many years after his death.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald and His Novels: Parallels Between His Worlds of Fiction and Reality F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about what he knew, giving readers a perfect reflection of America in the 1920’s, considering this, his fictional work is almost autobiographical in a sense. Although his topics were limited, they were written well because of his extensive knowledge of the time period, extensive knowledge of himself, and being able to express that through his writing. In his 1933 essay “One Hundred False Starts” F. Scott Fitzgerald describes how he repeatedly drew upon his own life experiences to create beautiful novels because doing so is most effective when trying to connect with the reader. He said: “Mostly, we authors must repeat ourselves, that’s the truth. We have two or three great and moving experiences in our lives.
Ernest Hemingway (1899- 1961) and Sylvia Beach (1887-1962) both came to Paris from America with goals of reaching success. Although drastically different, each managed to achieve his or her goal on their own and with the support that the other gave, their goals became much easier to accomplish. Through the opportunities Beach provided, Hemingway transformed from an aspiring writer to a Nobel Prize winner in Literature. The influence of Sylvia Beach and her bookstore, Shakespeare and Company, provided to be the stepping-stone—through readily available novels to study and opportunities to meet other notable authors—Hemingway needed as a young, novice writer in Paris to flourish into the great American prose author that world sees him as today. Before Sylvia Beach launched Hemingway or any other new American writer, she herself started as an American along the Left Bank of Paris.
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