F. Scott Fitzgerald

Right After F. Scott Fitzgerald Died, John Dos Passos Defended His Talent With This Letter
September 02, 2014

"For a man who is making his living as a critic to write about Scott Fitzgerald without mentioning The Great Gatsby just means that he doesn’t know his business."

Novels About Famous Writers' Wives Are a Cheap Trick
Leave Zelda, Hadley, and the rest out of it
May 26, 2014

The demand for fiction cast in the template of “the creative person's wife” shows little sign of abating.

Fitzgerald's Ideas Were Solid. His Books Were a Little More Convoluted.
March 27, 2014

Fitzgerald says that Tender is the Night is his farewell to the members of his own generation; I hope he changes his mind. He has in him at least one

The Letters of Malcolm Cowley
March 01, 2014

A selection of Malcolm Cowley's letters from a masterful new collection.

Is Drinking Responsible for the Great American Novel?
January 20, 2014

Researchers may prove F. Scott Fitzgerald right: Drinking improves creativity

"The Beautiful and Damned" Is A Timeless Tale
December 20, 2013

F. Scott Fitzgerald died 72 years ago today. Read this old review of The Beautiful and Damned.

John Dos Passos and Glenway Westcott Remember F. Scott Fitzgerald
December 20, 2013

Read what John Dos Passos said at the time

On Screen, 'Gatsby' is Beautiful—and Damned Boring
Five films later, Hollywood still doesn't get Fitzgerald's novel
May 09, 2013

The book was about class anxieties, not classy parties. The movie, not so much.

Former Fugleman
May 08, 2013

Recently, there appeared two items concerning H. L. Mencken, and I wish that somebody would explain them. Taken together, they don't make sense. Item I. The Modern Library has reprinted Scott Fitzgerald's best novel, The Great Gatsby.

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