F. Scott Fitzgerald
Born in Minnesota in 1896, F. Scott Fitzgerlad dedicated his writing to his own generation: the “lost generation” that grew up after World War I and crashed into the social and financial reality of the 1920’s. “The Jazz Age” is the glamorous side of this reality, as perceived by popular culture, and it benefited a cultural and artistic renaissance. Fitzgerald’s most known work, The Great Gatsby, was published in 1925. He died in 1940 from a heart attack, after years of excessive consumption of alcohol.