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Published a year after The Great Gatsby, this short-story collection showcases many of the celebrated novel’s themes, as well as its unique writing style. Two of the most famous tales, the beautifully elegiac ‘The Rich Boy’ and ‘Winter Dreams’, deal with wealthy protagonists – the old-money Anson Hunter and the self-made man Dexter Green – as they come to terms with lost lPublished a year after The Great Gatsby, this short-story collection showcases many of the celebrated novel’s themes, as well as its unique writing style. Two of the most famous tales, the beautifully elegiac ‘The Rich Boy’ and ‘Winter Dreams’, deal with wealthy protagonists – the old-money Anson Hunter and the self-made man Dexter Green – as they come to terms with lost love; while ‘Absolution’, in which a boy confesses to a priest, was initially written as a background piece to The Great Gatsby.Also containing ‘The Baby Party’, ‘Rags Martin-Jones and the Pr–nce of W–les’, ‘The Adjuster’, ‘Hot and Cold Blood’, ‘The Sensible Thing’ and ‘Gretchen’s Forty Winks’ – all of which describe in various ways the 1920s society that Fitzgerald himself inhabited – All the Sad Young Men is a masterpiece of twentieth-century American fiction....

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  • Aditi
    2018-10-22 10:04

    “He wanted to care, and he could not care. For he had gone away and he could never go back anymore. The gates were closed, the sun was down, and there was no beauty left but the gray beauty of steel that withstands all time. Even the grief he could have borne was left behind in the country of youth, of illusion, of the richness of life, where his winter dreams had flourished.”----F. Scott FitzgeraldFrancis Scott Key Fitzgerald, an American writer, published his collection of short stories, All the Sad Young Men after the fame of his most popular novel, The Great Gatsby where the author has used the same themes of flapper and Jazz age, where the rich men and women had the time of their lives without giving a care about other people around them. This collection reflects that era in American when money mixed with sweat looked like glitter and emotions ran wild among the folks. Synopsis: Published a year after The Great Gatsby, this short-story collection showcases many of the celebrated novel’s themes, as well as its unique writing style. Two of the most famous tales, the beautifully elegiac ‘The Rich Boy’ and ‘Winter Dreams’, deal with wealthy protagonists – the old-money Anson Hunter and the self-made man Dexter Green – as they come to terms with lost love; while ‘Absolution’, in which a boy confesses to a priest, was initially written as a background piece to The Great Gatsby.Also containing ‘The Baby Party’, ‘Rags Martin-Jones and the Pr–nce of W–les’, ‘The Adjuster’, ‘Hot and Cold Blood’, ‘The Sensible Thing’ and ‘Gretchen’s Forty Winks’ – all of which describe in various ways the 1920s society that Fitzgerald himself inhabited – All the Sad Young Men is a masterpiece of twentieth-century American fiction. If Fitzgerald's long-length novels like The Great Gatsby or This Side of Paradise have allured you with his eloquent and exquisite writing style and prose, then you must look away from his short stories collection All the Sad Young Menwhere the stories no doubt reflect that unmatched flair of Fitzgerald but lacks emotions or depth from the story lines. So grab this book, only if you want to have an idea or to feel Fitzgerald's writing style through these short quick stories.Except one or two stories, the rest are mildly fulfilling and engaging enough to continue reading this book till the very last page. As you all know, Fitzgerald portrays his protagonists as someone rich or going to be rich someday very soon or an heir to a rich, established business or someone belonging from an affluent family, in each and every story, you will find such protagonists, mostly men and few women, who are unexceptionally beautiful, filthy rich and wants to exploit the emotions of men with their careless demeanor. But then again, the characters feel very real, the human who are very rich from a financial standpoint, are actually very fickle minded and emotionally vacant, and in our everyday lives, we might have come across such people at some time. My personal favorites from this book are Gretchen's Forty Winks, Absolution and The Baby Party which are bit unusual and the characters are striking enough to leave an impression in the minds of the readers. These few stories are not only intriguing but are quite composite to get through the character's emotional despair and restlessness. The characters maybe are not layered but are real and voices their stories with a perceptive voice, that is thought provocative for the readers. Also not to mention, these few stories are extremely high on morality, life's values and lessons underlying with an important message. In a nutshell, this is a compelling enough book to edge the readers away from the book hangovers or to lust on Fitzgerald's suggestive writing style or to feel the 20s era in America with flappers, rich with the smell of green money, glittery dresses and golden dreams. Verdict:A bite into the world of one of the greatest American writer, Fitzgerald's delectable slice of literature.

  • Martin
    2018-11-14 13:01

    Great short stories, one a day in my lunch break. If you can't get enough of the Great Gatsby these are great bite size chunks for dessert.

  • Iulian
    2018-11-01 09:48

    Uşor melodramatică(probabil e propice pentru epoca respectivă) această incursiune - cu răzlețe metafore pentru atmosferă - în scurte dar concise povestioare a unor vremuri strălucitoare şi suflete deznădăjduite. Fitzgerald are abilitatea de a stârni un fior în sufletul cititorului avid de căutare a echilibrului, împlinirii, pe fondul unor apăsătoare idealuri care incetează să dea un suflu nou personajelor, tocmai pentru că, aceste idealuri, sunt atât de departe, dificil de atins şi pricinuiesc mai degrabă apariții fantomatice.

  • Fara7
    2018-10-16 08:04

    This volume of these 9 short stories might easily have been described as an anti-climax after the perfection and smashing success of 'The Great Gatsby' published just a year before..for many reasons_ mainly, for the frustrations that my beloved writer was undergoing at the time of writing them. He was suffering from marital and financial problems and that showed a great deal upon his words.Two of the most famous tales, the beautifully elegiac ‘The Rich Boy’ and ‘Winter Dreams’, deal with wealthy protagonists – the old-money Anson Hunter and the self-made man Dexter Green – as they come to terms with lost love; while ‘Absolution’, in which a boy confesses to a priest, was initially written as a background piece to The Great Gatsby.Except one or two stories, the rest are mildly fulfilling and engaging enough to continue reading this book till the very last page.But all in all, the book was for me an extra nice bite into the world of one of the greatest American writers_ Fitzgerald's delectable slice of literature. “He wanted to care, and he could not care. For he had gone away and he could never go back anymore. The gates were closed, the sun was down, and there was no beauty left but the gray beauty of steel that withstands all time. Even the grief he could have borne was left behind in the country of youth, of illusion, of the richness of life, where his winter dreams had flourished.”----F. Scott Fitzgerald. <3

  • Kerran Olson
    2018-11-11 12:50

    I just felt like reading Fitzgerald, so rather than picking up Gatsby again I thought I'd give this short story collection a go. As expected, it was full of sad, kinda whiny wealthy boys and I really enjoyed most of the stories. Not quite as dazzling or amazing as Gatsby but still had that Fitgerald flair that I love!

  • Chris Purser
    2018-11-01 07:11

    I enjoyed this collection of short stories.

  • Simone Subliminalpop
    2018-10-25 07:43

    TRE STELLE E MEZZAL’attenzione dell’autore inizia a spostarsi dai “belli e dannati” agli young men che stanno diventando uomini, che hanno un velo di tristezza, che vedono sfuggir loro il sogno dalle mani come sabbia, che hanno a che fare per la prima volta con i debiti, i figli, le difficoltà del matrimonio.[…]… una raccolta che è estremamente unitaria e pensata…[…]E la raccolta è un unico libro su una generazione, sui sogni di quella generazione e, per quanto ci riguarda, sulle molte connessioni che essi hanno coi nostri sogni e con quelli di ogni altra epoca, quando si giunge alla linea d’ombra. Già, Conrad. Il momento è quello, l’ultimo fotogramma della giovinezza. Quando nulla è cambiato, anche se sembra tutto cambiato. Che cosa ci sia dopo, è incerto. Certa è la nebbia che sembra avvolgere da quel momento in poi il passato, coprire gli occhi, offuscare i ricordi. Diventare uomini, ecco il tema che rende Fitzgerald universale. - dalla postfazione di Nicola ManuppelliIn un breve racconto si dispone appena del tempo sufficiente per acquistare un solo abito completo. Non le parti di molti. Un solo errore per quanto concerne le scarpe o la cravatta, e si è finiti. - Francis Scott FitzgeraldI migliori racconti della raccolta: “Il ragazzo ricco”, “La festa dei bambini”, “Il paciere”, “Sangue caldo e freddo” e “Il sonnellino di Gretchen”.http://www.subliminalpop.com/?p=7957

  • Alex Sarll
    2018-10-23 07:42

    So just like last September, I found myself reading Fitzgerald short stories as summer packed its bags. But whereas then I'd deliberately been putting off Tender, this year I was all ready to finally take its hand, until this fine slim fellow seduced me in the library. The first time I've read any of his work in one of the original selections, rather than a collection curated later, and as such a far better illustration of how patchy he could be; some of the stories here, while fundamentally sketches for Gatsby, are sublime. But others are moralistic claptrap which would be at home in the People's Friend, the sort of maddening stuff that makes me realise why American literary short stories took against twists, and indeed plots, for so long. Still, even those are generally lifted here and there by a sparkling sentence which leaves you taken aback at the utter, impermanent beauty of it all.

  • Taymara Jagmohan
    2018-10-23 12:00

    His chapters of being a young man in his realest sense is better than the boys around.I love how I dealt with Fitz!To all the sad young men, which involves Mr. Bounce (he knows himself), I'll always remember you by this one. Such a lovely tale, for the future.“He wanted to care, and he could not care. For he had gone away and he could never go back anymore. The gates were closed, the sun was down, and there was no beauty left but the gray beauty of steel that withstands all time. Even the grief he could have borne was left behind in the country of youth, of illusion, of the richness of life, where his winter dreams had flourished.”“December tumbled like a dead leaf from the calendar.” Love,Taymara

  • Ela
    2018-10-29 15:06

    3.5'Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.'Heartbreak, money, loneliness, boredom, deception, violence, frivolity, sexism and disappointment. I didn't particularly like the first two stories (which revolved too much around a rich man or rich woman screwing over other people) but the other stories they grew on me. 'The baby party', 'Absolution', 'Rags Martin-Jones and the Pr-nce of W-les', 'Hot and Cold Blood', "The Sensible Thing" and 'Gretchen's Forty winks' were engaging, entertaining and at times alarming. Still, they did not reach the standard of 'The Great Gatsby'.

  • Jacques Bromberg
    2018-11-06 13:08

    Scotty's original collection of short stories from 1922 is long out of print, but worth borrowing from your local library. A favorite story of mine is "The Baby Party".

  • Lena
    2018-11-03 14:53

    Alltid svårt att betygsätta novellsamlingar...Vissa fantastiska. Andra mer skissartadeförövningar till Gatsby...

  • Svetlana
    2018-11-08 14:48

    My favorite is "The rich boy". One cannot be more economical with the language to describe intimate relationships. To expose human soul to love as the ultimate emotion, regardless of social status or wealth.

  • H
    2018-11-11 10:53

    A friend read 'The Great Gatsby', loved it, and recommended it to me. I wasn't at all interested in the drama that I hear goes on in that story (my definition of 'drama' is all-encompassing), but I did want to give Fitzgerald's short stories a shot since I remember enjoying one in school. Yup, just as I thought.Although I found pretty much all the characters unlikeable, I did enjoy reading the book. Fitzgerald has a very smooth style of writing that made me gobble up the stories so quickly. But his writing style is separate from his characters. From what I read about him, his writing is largely autobiographical; the women he writes are selfish, demanding, and cold. I didn't go that deep into Fitzgerald's life but I can see who some of these women are a dead ringer for. Some of these stories were written as Fitzgerald was developing the plot of 'The Great Gatsby' so they carried similar themes and characters. I'd recommend this for fans of that book. And if I were to have a favorite story, it would be 'Hot and Cold Blood'.

  • Spencer
    2018-11-03 07:10

    This is the third collection of short stories FSF published and per his usual pattern, followed shortly after the publication of his third novel, The Great Gatsby. It includes the 4 short stories that are frequently referred to as the "Gatsby Cluster". They represent some themes and structures that he was experimenting with as he was writing Gatsby. They are The Rich Boy, Winter Dreams, Absolution,and The Sensible Thing. This particular version of All the Sad Young Men did not include Hot and Cold Blood and The Adjuster, and they unfortunately are not available in any other collection. I would recommend the Cambridge Edition of All the Sad Young Men. I would have rated this a "5"if it would have had the other two stories in it, assuming they were up the the same standards as the 7 that were included.

  • Sara
    2018-10-22 09:02

    I liked it. This is the second Fitzgerald i've read and as a compilation of novellas it is good but not mind-blowing or anything. He has a very distinct writing style which became a lot more apparent after reading this. I don't know if this is written before or after The Great Gatsby but I felt like this was a pre-written and that it lead on to become that great novel. It's all about men's success and stuff like that, so there's no female characters really, and it wasn't very keen on women when there were female characters. But I liked it quite well anyhow. Honestly it was a bit repetitive and I mostly only finished it because I was travelling and only had this with me at the time. If you have read The Great Gatsby or are planning to read it, don't bother with this one.

  • Emmett
    2018-10-22 14:53

    Sparkling short stories, brilliantly furnished, with subtle undertones of despair and boredom just lurking behind the splendid wallpaper. A few border more dangerously upon the melodramatic ("Gretchen's Forty Winks" and "Rags Martin-Jones"), but vague melodrama being Fitzgerald's flavour of work, this is forgiven. My favourites were "The Rich Boy" and "Absolution", and "The Adjuster", which is the most heartening and optimistic story of the entire collection.

  • Carol Storm
    2018-10-23 12:47

    "He wanted to care, and he could not care. For he had gone away and he could never come back any more. The gates were closed, the sun was down, and there was no beauty left but the gray beauty of steel that withstands all time. Even the grief he could have borne was left behind in the country of youth, of illusion, of the richness of life, where his winter dreams had flourished."ALL THE SAD YOUNG MEN

  • Sioned Raybould
    2018-10-30 14:46

    I can't even describe how much I adored this collection of short stories. They were simply amazing - that is all I can say. Laced with his later themes and characters, these stories are a nice little dabble into the world of Fitzgerald without reading a whole book. For anyone who wants to pursue reading Fitzgerald I would advise reading these first as they are simply wonderful and are an excellent introduction to his full-length novels.

  • takeyourtowel
    2018-11-08 10:56

    Some of the short stories here were fantastic. Some were a little too moralistic. Some just fizzled a little (not a super fizzle - I don't think he ever wrote anything that was a super fizzle???). That being said, every one was beautifully written and effortlessly crafted. The way Fitzgerald uses language is amazing. Definitely five stars for the writing.

  • Krisz
    2018-11-14 10:09

    At first I didn't really like this book. The prose was nice, but the plot... no. If I grab this book once again, I must remember to skip the firs two stories, because after them everything gets better!Gretchen's Forty Winks was the best, and I also liked The Baby Party. These were unique and had a special kind of humour.

  • Vaishali
    2018-11-16 10:42

    The first couple of stories were a bit too plain and didn't reach out as much as the final few stories. Some of my favourites were Rag Martins and the Pr-nce of W-les, The adjuster and Gretchen's forty winks. Not a big fan of some of the male characters though.

  • Sophia
    2018-11-10 07:56

    以年轻男女为主角的精彩单元剧。一半的故事有《了不起的盖茨比》的影子:小男孩被高枝上的漂亮小鸟吸引,顶着浪潮拼命划桨;衣着光鲜的年轻女郎明眸顾盼,束发带和尖头高跟鞋都金灿灿的晃眼睛——爱情在他们之间推来搡去,轻率得目不暇给。另一半里的年轻人要柴米油盐得多:妻子埋怨没原则的丈夫借钱给从不还钱的朋友,为妻子跟友人大打出手的丈夫,又打发妻子出门道歉。这些故事发生在乡下教堂里、游轮甲板上、舞池里,一张张面孔走马灯似的,鲜活得有种熟悉感。

  • Gabriel Morcan
    2018-10-21 14:02

    The more you read Fitzgerald, the more you come to enjoy him.

  • Isabelle
    2018-10-28 06:50

    If only he wrote the way his briefcase looks

  • Tom
    2018-10-23 07:10

    Great collection of short stories - most if not all were submissions to the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines. Still one of my favorite authors.

  • Zainab
    2018-10-26 07:09

    Great

  • LInda Sheu
    2018-11-16 15:04

    Wonderfully written! The way the words were strung together were so beautiful it made my heart ache!

  • Carmen Tudor
    2018-10-22 06:48

    Nice collection of Fitzgerald's short works that allows those only familiar with novels like The Great Gatsby to get a better insight into his true literary capabilities.

  • Luiz Filipe Tavares
    2018-10-22 13:51

    "Who am I? I am five years."