‘The Rise and Fall of F. Scott Fitzgerald’

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Article Published: Jan. 17, 2013 | Modified: Jan. 29, 2013
‘The Rise and Fall of F. Scott Fitzgerald’

Dr. Elliot Engel will present an in depth look at the life of celebrated author F. Scott Fitzgerald on Jan. 28 at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir.

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Dr. Elliot Engel will be on hand this year for another presentation on Monday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir.

This year’s presentation, “The Rise and Fall of F. Scott Fitzgerald,” will be an in-depth look at the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, who has been called one of the greatest American authors of the 20th century.

Fitzgerald authored four novels, including “The Great Gatsby” and “The Beautiful and Damned,” and garnered much critical acclaim during his life and career. However, Fitzgerald’s personal life was riddled with struggles compounded by alcoholism and the mental illness of his wife, Zelda. Engel’s presentation invites the public to explore the life and work of this fascinating figure from America’s literary history.

Engel lives in Raleigh, where he has taught at the University of North Carolina, N.C. State University and Duke University. He has lectured throughout the United States and on all the continents, including Antarctica. Engel continues to teach outside the classroom, presenting literary and historical programs throughout the world.

Tickets for the show are $12 for adults and $5 for children. For tickets or more information, contact the civic center box office at (828) 726-2242 or visit http://www.broyhillcenter.com.

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