The Quest for Success
September 24 is the birthday of the famous American writer Francis Scott Fitzgerald. His works are mostly autobiographical, and the most famous of them is The Great Gatsby. He also wrote several novels and short stories about the American «Jazz Age» of the 1920s. The term «Jazz Age» was invented by Fitzgerald and named the period of American history from the end of World War I to the Great Depression of the 1930s.
The department of documents in foreign languages has prepared an exhibition for the anniversary of the writer. It will help our readers to learn about the life and work of the author. Much attention is paid to the masterpiece - The Great Gatsby novel. Although the book was staged on Broadway and screened in Hollywood shortly after its publication, it did not become a bestseller. During the author's lifetime, the novel was not very popular. It was republished during World War II, and 150,000 copies of the book were sent to American soldiers at the front. Since then, more than 25 million copies have been sold worldwide.