Fitzgerald in St. Paul
For the week of July 30, 2017
Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald called many places home throughout his life, but his years spent in St. Paul had a lasting impact on his literary work. A new book looks at the people and places Fitzgerald encountered while living in the Capital City.
Guest: Dave Page, author of “F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: The Writer and His Friends at Home”
- Part 1 – 13:24
Writer Dave Page’s research combined with photographer Jeff Krueger’s pictures provide a detailed picture of the St. Paul that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald.
- Part 2 – 13:11
While some scholars contribute Fitzgerald’s time in places like Chicago and New York to his understanding of wealth and class in the US—a major theme throughout Fitzgerald’s writings—“St. Paul had a lot of money,” Page says. Fitzgerald had contact with some of the city’s wealthiest and their children; he attended parties with names like Hill and Weyerhauser.
For more information on “F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: The Writer and His Friends at Home” go to: upress.umn.edu