27 July 2017

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

    Part 1
    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

    Part 2
    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

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