André Le Vot launched Fitzgerald studies in France with his doctoral thesis in 1972, followed by his biography and the detailed study of The Great Gatsby he co-authored with Bernard Poli, both published in 1979. Since then, inspired by his research, several French students have endeavored to shed light on the novelist's prose in their MA and PhD dissertations, some of them later becoming Fitzgerald scholars and university professors. In France, however, interest in the Fitzgeralds' life and works has always extended far beyond the academic sphere, as shown lately by the very successful “Escale Gatsby,” a one-day guided tour and symposium organized in St. Raphaël on 14 September 2019 by the local museum and cultural center (more on this in the next issue of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Newsletter). Aside from the couple's works, available in various French translations, most prominently in the prestigious Pléiade collection of...

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