West of sunset.

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Melbourne University Press , [Parkville, Victoria]
StatementIllustrated by Anne Montgomery.
SeriesMelbourne paperbacks
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.K5327 We3
The Physical Object
Pagination222 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5626117M
LC Control Number68045133

West of Sunset is a pretty fine Hollywood novel, too, but it’s an even finer novel about a great writer’s determination to keep trying to do his best work.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post “A mesmerizing and haunting novel O’Nan delivers – whole-body – the sensation that you are deep inside a living, breathing, Cited by: 1.

West of Sunset is the long-awaited much-anticipated new novel by Stewart O'Nan. It's about the last years of F Scott Fitzgerald's life,which he spends as a writer in Hollywood and during which he has an affair with Sheila Graham, actress and gossip columnist/5(). West of Sunset is a pretty fine Hollywood novel, too, but it’s an even finer novel about a great writer’s determination to keep trying to do his best work.”—Maureen Corrigan 4/4(6).

Published inWest of Sunset is the story of Alice, the young widow of a celebrated writer, killed in a car accident. The telephone is his bedroom purred discreetly; it was that kind of a hotel. Do not alarm the guests; alert them gently/5. Stewart O'Nan's West of Sunset, his glimmering fictional biography of F.

Scott Fitzgerald's troubled years in Hollywood, is simply one of the best books I've read in many months.

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In some ways, this is a portrait of the artist as an aging man/5(). A sympathetic and deeply personal portrait of a flawed man who never gave up in the end, even as his every wish and hope seemed thwarted, West of Sunset confirms O’Nan as “possibly our best working novelist” (Salon)/5(26).

In “West of Sunset,” Stewart O’Nan takes the risky approach of imagining those fraught years from Fitzgerald’s point of view. The novel follows him from his arrival inwith a lucrative. Praise for West of Sunset “The Fitzgerald O’Nan gives us feels like the Fitzgerald of my dreams; in this way the book rises up to enfold the reader, it enfolded this reader naturally and exquisitely.” —Elizabeth Strout “West of Sunset is a rich, sometimes heartbreaking journey through the disintegration of an American legend.

O’Nan captures the fire and frailty of F. Scott Fitzgerald with an understated grace. “West of Sunset,” by Stewart O'Nan, is a novel about author F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Viking) “ ‘It doesn’t matter what you write for [producer Joseph] Mankiewicz,’ Oppy [veteran.

In his 15th novel, “West of Sunset,” novelist Stewart O’Nan has inserted himself into the last years of F. Scott Fitzgerald and rather shockingly — at least for this formerly historical Author: Ted Weesner.

About West of Sunset. A “mesmerizing and haunting” (The Boston Globe) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last years in HollywoodInF. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to an asylum and his finances in ruin, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood.

West of Sunset Stewart O'Nan, Viking Adult pp. ISBN Summary A novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last years in Hollywood InF. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. West of Sunset, the first of American heavyweight Stewart O’Nan’s books to find its way to the UK, deals with Fitzgerald’s final years – spent as a struggling Hollywood screenwriter Author: David Winters.

In West of Sunset, Fitzgerald, a superb novelist and sparkling writer of short stories, tries to make it as a screenwriter, an artistic milieu in which he seems desperately out of water. Why, apart from money, does he attempt this seemingly doomed transformation.

'West Of Sunset' Imagines F. Scott Fitzgerald's Last Years In Hollywood Janu • Author Stewart O'Nan says that in the late '30s, Fitzgerald was at the bottom of a bad spiral. In his final, booze-addled years, F. Scott Fitzgerald tries his hand at Hollywood screenwriting, socializing with a colorful cast of characters that includes Humphrey Bogart, Dorothy Parker, Helen Hayes and Marlene Dietrich, while his troubled wife, Zelda, languishes in a North Carolina : Stewart O’Nan.

West of Sunset is a pretty fine Hollywood novel, too, but it’s an even finer novel about a great writer’s determination to keep trying to do his best work.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post “A mesmerizing and haunting novel.

Stewart O’Nan meets the challenge with West of Sunset, a novel about F. Scott Fitzgerald. In O’Nan’s imaginings we’re shown a depth, intelligence, and artistic struggle that meshes beautifully with the outlines of Fitzgerald’s life that his fans know so well.

"A "rich, sometimes heartbreaking" (Dennis Lehane) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald's last years in Hollywood InF. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over.

In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood.3/5(5).

West of Sunset is truly one great writer exploring the life and work of another. This article was originally published in the January issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook. " West of Sunset is a rich, sometimes heartbreaking journey through the disintegration of an American legend.

O'Nan captures the fire and frailty of F. Scott Fitzgerald with an understated grace that would have made Fitzgerald himself stand up and applaud.". A “mesmerizing and haunting” (The Boston Globe) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last years in Hollywood InF. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over.

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A rich, sometimes heartbreaking (Dennis Lehane) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald's last years in Hollywood Look out for City of Secrets coming from Viking on Ap InF. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. "Capturing Fitzgerald’s final days in wonderful detail, WEST OF SUNSET is a haunting story of a great yet flawed novelist whose contribution to American literature remains substantial." WEST OF SUNSET by Stewart O’Nan is a fictional account of Fitzgerald’s final years of life.

It isthree years before his death. In West of Sunset, novelist Stewart O' Nan imagines F. Scott Fitzgerald's final years, which he spent in Hollywood.

It's a time when the glow of. While West of Sunset falls short as a novel, it does serve as a terrific foothold for discussions of Fitzgerald’s later years and an excellent companion to The Last Tycoon, his scathing portrait of Hollywood culture and dashed dreams, posthumously published in Reading the two novels in tandem highlights just how little of Fitzgerald’s.

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