Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner: Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night, Part II (Lecture 21 of 25) Yale | Fall 2011

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Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner (AMST 246)

Professor Wai Chee Dimock concludes her discussion of Tender Is the Night with a biographical sketch of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald's mental instability, the inspiration for the character of Nicole Diver. Invoking the schema of "have" and "have not," she then shows how Fitzgerald borrows techniques from film to quicken the pace of Dick Diver's narrative of dispossession. Dimock argues that Fitzgerald uses close-up, cross-cutting, and the speeding up of negative resolutions to strip Dick of his professional identity and to render him empty-handed at the end.

00:00 - Chapter 1. The Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayer
10:52 - Chapter 2. Have and Have Not as Types in Tender Is the Night
17:00 - Chapter 3. Rosemary and Dick as Actors
24:10 - Chapter 4. The Close-Up as a Narrative Technique
36:30 - Chapter 5. Cross-Cutting as a Narrative Technique
13:59 - Chapter 6. Racialization in Fitzgerald
40:50 - Chapter 7. Cross-Cutting to Nicole's Judgment of Dick
44:29 - Chapter 8. The Speed of the Negative Resolution to Tender Is the Night
48:57 - Chapter 9. The Intrusion of World War I into Marriage

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://oyc.yale.edu

This course was recorded in Fall 2011.

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