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The Great Gatsby in Six Words

Peter Vaughn | Posted 05.26.2015 | Books
Peter Vaughn

I will always tell them that Fitzgerald's novel is a poem disguised as a novel. Much of the novel should be treated more as poetry with its own sets of rules and less like a novel.

'Youth Is A Lost Utopia'

The European | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

France’s literary enfant terrible, Frédéric Beigbeder, blames J.D. Salinger for his fear of old age. As therapy, he wrote a bold novel about...

F. Scott Fitzgerald Invented Gatsby in This House

Sarah Stodola | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Sarah Stodola

It's become somewhat of a national pastime to recreate the milieu of F. Scott Fitzgerald, especially in the summer months, when flapper dresses and resurrected cocktails are easiest to flaunt.

Why Short Stories Matter Now More Than Ever

Steven Petite | Posted 06.18.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

If F. Scott Fitzgerald was alive today and writing, his income would be roughly half a million dollars a year. In his prime writing days, Fitzgerald was pulling in well over ten thousand dollars a year on short stories alone.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Hilariously Fails To Stick To A Budget

Scribner Magazine | Posted 06.03.2015 | Books
Scribner Magazine

By F. Scott Fitzgerald / Scribner Magazine This is the first in a coming series of Scribner features on F. Scott Fitzgerald to celebrate the 90th an...

F. Scott Fitzgerald's First Draft of 'The Great Gatsby'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Today, the earliest surviving manuscript draft of The Great Gatsby rests in a high-security, climate-controlled vault in Princeton, New Jersey. However, this manuscript is not the first draft of the novel. Only two pages of that survive.

For Audiences, Loving Ben Scheuer Will Be Easy

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Benjamin Scheuer sat at Buvette in the West Village, a casual grin stretching up toward his perfectly coifed 'do. "I dressed for spring today," he said with a velvet voice, sliding over words like they were made of silk.

The Mental Shortcut That Dumbs Down Your Mind

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Clearly you have a choice, is it going to be safety or show? Your brain prefers for you to default to one or the other. But creating a false dichotomy is what keeps most organizations from creating a Tinkerbell.

Watch Me Go: A Talk With Mark Wisniewski

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Watch Me Go concerns Douglas "Deesh" Sharp, who has managed to stay on the right side of the law by hauling junk for cash. But after he and two friends dispose of a sealed oil drum, Deesh finds himself betrayed, and running from the police.

West of Hollywood: Stewart O'Nan On Fact, Fiction, And F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

O'Nan subtly weaves details from Fitzgerald's unfinished novel into his own -- a thunderstorm, a sculpture's head, moments that you only realize later have happened for his character Fitzgerald's imaginative benefit, and that add to the already-thick layers of creativity in West of Sunset.

Bedlam Overtakes Jane Austen, While F. Scott Fitzgerald Sings

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

New York theatergoers with an adventurous spirit -- or mainstream theatergoers unafraid to venture off off Broadway when recommendations warrant -- are being rewarded this month with special treats of high quality and relatively low price.

The Art of Zelda Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Zelda Fitzgerald is, still, best known as the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. True, Zelda was an inspiration for heroines and dialogue in his stories, and half of the golden couple of what Scott dubbed "The Jazz Age," but she was also an accomplished writer, and artist.

Americans in Paris: Whit Stillman and The Cosmopolitans

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.07.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Part of the third season of Amazon Studio's television pilots, The Cosmopolitans tells the story of a small band of Americans living in Paris -- following them on Saturday afternoons until the wee, small hours of Sunday morning.

The Great War, Literature, and Us

Greg Garrett | Posted 10.04.2014 | Books
Greg Garrett

This morning, on the one hundred year anniversary of Britain's declaration of war against Germany and entry in what was to be known as The Great War, I attended a memorial Eucharist at Gladstone's Library in Hawarden, Wales.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Last Will and Testament

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

He died in Hollywood on December 21, 1940, eating a chocolate bar and making notes in pencil on a football story in the Princeton Alumni Weekly. The last words F. Scott Fitzgerald ever wrote complimented the author of the story: "Good prose."

Eugene McCarthy Now a Non-Person in St. Paul

Al Eisele | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Al Eisele

The Saint Paul Grill has declared Gene McCarthy a non-person and you can no longer swill your favorite drink while he gazes over you. I wish I could hear what he would say about it. Too bad for a city that prides itself as one that pays homage to its history.

Best Summer Beach Read: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is The Night

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

You needn't be by the sea to read it, of course, for you can see and smell and almost taste the Mediterranean, wherever you are, thanks to Fitzgerald's magical words.

Before Their Books Were Famous, These Authors Worked the Following Odd Jobs

Meira Bienstock | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

It may seem as though all the famous writers have full-time writing jobs to which boost their chances of their novels selling and hitting the bookshelves. However, by looking through the authors etched in literary history, this is far from the case.

Damned Beautiful: F. Scott Fitzgerald Unexpurgated

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.06.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

That Fitzgerald intended some of the stories in Taps at Reveille to be brutal and unpleasant is clear. The title itself indicates that we wake up to death. T It's also unsurprising to find Fitzgerald could use words as weapons, coarse language to create.

1936, The Spanish Civil War: They Checked in at the Hotel Florida

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 06.22.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The Hotel Florida, like the mythical Hotel California in the song by The Eagles, is one of those places where "you can check in but you can never leave." Or so it seemed for the foreigners who used it as their home base in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War.

Me, My Hometown and Mr. Gatsby

Bill Stieger | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books
Bill Stieger

Great writing achieves an effect that no movie can: It's a world built of language and the reader's imagination, where it remains as real as the money you either have, or don't.

It's Not a Rehearsal

Francis Levy | Posted 05.28.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Expressions like "sounds like a plan," "I can't complain" and "being on the same page" are the stuff of which small talk conventions are made of. But ...

From 'Sunrise' to a Place In The Sun: Chatting With Eric Carmen and Ozomatli's Raul Pacheco

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"What is really certain in this world? We could get bigger than ever or fall apart. But as long as we are a band I know we'll bring it as best we can."

Why Comprise Is a Flawed Model

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Lisa Earle McLeod

This isn't just a political problem; it's a human problem.

Needs a Rewrite: Great Authors' First Draft Revisions

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.06.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

"Moby Dick" Herman Melville "Call me the whale guy a hansom cab Steve Ishmael." "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway "He was an old man ...