F. Scott Fitzgerald neglected his studies at school and college because he was occupied with his literary apprenticeship. At Princeton he wrote abundantly for The Nassau Literary Magazine. His stories improved steadily, with the last two, "Sentiment-And the Use of Rouge" (June 1917) and "The Pierian Springs and the Last Straw" (October 1917) achieving mature treatment of love and sexual force.
Table of Contents: The Spire and the Gargoyle Babes in the Woods, Sentiment—and the Use of Rouge, The Pierian Springs and the Last Straw.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was an American novelist and short-story writer. He is ranked among the great American writers of the 20th cent. Fitzgerald is widely considered the literary spokesman of the "jazz age"—the decade of the 1920s. Part of the interest of his work derives from the fact that the mad, gin-drinking, morally and spiritually bankrupt men and women he wrote about led lives that closely resembled his own.