An Alcoholic Case by F. Scott FitzgeraldFrancis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined. He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. Fitzgerald was of the self-styled Lost Generation, Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth, despair, and age. He was married to Zelda Fitzgerald.
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An Alcoholic Case
Post a Comment. In the story An Alcoholic Case by F. Scott Fitzgerald, an idealistic young nurse is assigned a case with an alcoholic cartoonist. Her role is to assist him overcome his addiction, but after a short time, a lingering threat of violence causes the nurse to walk away. He took it by the neck and tossed it through the open door into the bathroom. Her boss agrees with her decision and attempts to find a nurse with more experience dealing with alcoholics. However, her efforts are in vain.
Fitzgerald vs. Deceptively brief and written in as flat a style as Fitzgerald was able to bring off, this story remained uncollected until when Malcolm Cowley included it in his selection of the short stories. Even Cowley's insistence that "An Alcoholic Case" belonged among those s stories, the best of which were so close to the author's "personal tragedy that the emotion is in the events themselves , which have merely to be stated in the barest language," along with his pointed observation that in this story Fitzgerald has suggested "his own dilemma, unforgettably," was not enough to summon most critics to the story.
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