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The Great Gatsby: But First, a Word From Viagra

Marie Woolf | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
Marie Woolf

What's not a great literary secret is that depending, as usual, on whether you're, say, a Robert Redford (1974 version) or Leonard DiCaprio (2013 version) fan, Hollywood has never yet done justice to The Great Gatsby.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Practical Joker

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 06.01.2013 | Books
R. Clifton Spargo

There are many, many ways to play the fool, and Scott and Zelda tried more than a few of them. In the early 1920s life was all fun and games for the world's best known flapper and her writer husband -- and being famous, it often seemed, was nothing more than a lark.

A Financial Asset -- Debunking Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.29.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

There were so many terrific words and phrases in the '20s, why not use them? If you're claiming your novel strives for verisimilitude with the lives, and if you cite to the biographies and letters and critical studies, then make the language real, too.

Silence of the Poets: Writers and Antidepressants

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.28.2013 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

It's an exercise in futility to try to hypothesize what effect antidepressants would have had on long-gone writers like Poe and Baudelaire. Whether you function or not is a more pertinent question than whether or not antidepressants or substance abuse "silences the soul."

The Reluctant Irishman: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Me

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 05.14.2013 | Books
R. Clifton Spargo

This Saint Patrick's Day, on a holiday when everybody becomes Irish without worrying about the burdens, joys, and costs of being Irish in history, let's remember America's great Irish writer, Scott Fitzgerald.

10 Ways To Be A Literary Rogue (PHOTOS)

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 04.06.2013 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

Way before musicians and actors cornered the market on misbehavior, writers were flooding hotel rooms and testing their livers' upper limits.

LOOK: Legendary Author's Home Goes On The Market.. It's Not The House His Wife Burned Down

Posted 01.31.2013 | DC

The Baltimore house where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote some of his most notable works, and lived some of his toughest years, is for sale -- and it's reas...

LOOK: You'll Never Guess Which Famous Writer This Is

Posted 01.02.2013 | Gay Voices

A vintage photo of F. Scott Fitzgerald in full drag is making the blogosphere rounds. Buzzfeed reports that the photo was snapped in 1916 when the...

Rehearse, Rewrite, Rehearse, Rewrite...

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 02.08.2013 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

An intellectual always wants to craft a clear and truthful work, one that presents their ideas in the best possible light, even if it means endless revamps and tweaks.

Authors Amid the Rock Bands on YouTube

Dave Astor | Posted 11.07.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Some people (like me!) are so busy reading books that they don't bother much with moving-image media such as films and TV. But what about watching YouTube videos relating to ... authors!

Fitzgerald, Kerouac, Bukowski, and Words for Young Writers to Live By

Alex Layman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Alex Layman

In 1938, F. Scott Fitzgerald received a story from family friend Frances Turnball, who was looking for feedback on her writing. In response, Fitzgerald crafted a letter containing advice for young writers worthy of marble etching.

New F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Unearthed

Posted 07.31.2012 | Books

Eleven years after the publication of "The Great Gatsby", F. Scott Fitzgerald had at least one story rejected by The New Yorker. Not a surprise, gi...

Oh the Bitten Mouth

Tamsin Smith | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

Any man who serves me Edna St. Vincent Millay with a shot of Jim White and dashing references to New Order, Robert Johnson, Astral Weeks, and The Cure, needn't bother with "hello." I surrender utterly.

Green Lights, Yo! 'The Great Gatsby' Is All The Rage Again

Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Lucas Kavner

I don't know how it happened, but after 80 years F. Scott Fitzgerald's seminal novel "The Great Gatsby" has become the coolest, most talked about thing in the world.

Close and Not-So-Close Encounters With Famous Authors

Dave Astor | Posted 07.23.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Literature fans love "encounters" with living or dead authors. These might involve seeing novelists at book signings, listening to them give a talk, or visiting homes/museums connected with famous authors of the past.

Where Do Writers Get Their Ideas From? An Interview with Celia Blue Johnson

Brian Gresko | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Brian Gresko

In short, pithy essays, Celia Blue Johnson recounts how the simplest moments -- a trip, an odd job -- inspired some of the most beloved classics of Western literature. I talked with her to hear more about these fascinating accounts.

How Much Did Fitzgerald Get Paid To Write 'The Great Gatsby'?

Posted 04.06.2012 | Books

If you read a lot of books, you've probably read "The Great Gatsby." Love it or loathe it, it's withstood the test of time and the scoffs of critics, ...

Lessons We Learned From Mad Men

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 05.23.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Mad Men doesn't pretend that these "career girls" are empowered: These gals are as hemmed in by the intractability of the system as they are by their rigid underwear.

C-SPAN Is America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Brent Budowsky

While our politics have become a shouting match of pander and slander, name-calling and talking points, celebrity media and instant misanalysis, C-SPAN shines as an exemplar of what a free press in a free nation should be.

Fitzgerald's Great American Novel Is Going British

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 02.09.2012 | Home

The green light at the end of Daisy's dock continues to shine on, as "Great Gatsby" fever spreads across the Atlantic. Though Baz Luhrmann's 3D ad...

Marianne Gingrich Gave Newt Gingrich the Best Sound Bite of His Campaign

Vicky Ward | Posted 03.22.2012 | Women
Vicky Ward

Men leave women for younger women all the time. But because she tried to attack Newt at an obviously vulnerable and crucial moment for him, the tactic has backfired. The world -- or the world in South Carolina -- pities him.

Easy Reader: Ernest Hemingway Writes Good Letters Home and Elsewhere, 1907-22

David Finkle | Posted 03.06.2012 | Books
David Finkle

A large segment of the letters -- the first written when he was not quite 8 -- are juvenilia and could be the sentiments of any young whippersnapper. Yet there are occasional hints at what would become the acclaimed Hemingway mode of between-hard-covers expression.

She's So Unusual: The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 02.26.2012 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Charming and a little different, Caroline Preston's new novel, The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt is a hybrid work where the pictures do the talking.

Owner Of Famous Paris Bookstore Dies

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 02.13.2012 | Books

PARIS — George Whitman's life was packed with the type of adventures that filled every nook and cranny of his bookshop, Paris' iconic English-la...

Literary Seductions

Allison K Hill | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
Allison K Hill

I once slept with a man because he gave me a copy of Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Before you judge me, read the book. It's lyrical and seductive and changes the way you think about reality, about life.