Tag Archives: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Happy Birthday, F. Scott Fitzgerald

So you see that old libel that we were cynics and skeptics was nonsense from the beginning. On the contrary we were the great believers. — F. Scott Fitzgerald, “My Generation” Fitzgerald was one of those writers I liked right … Continue reading

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Riotous Excursions: Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby

I contributed a piece to Bright Wall Dark Room’s August “Literary Adaptations” issue, and I wrote on a film I’ve been wanting to write about – and celebrate – for a long time (or, ever since it came out): Baz … Continue reading

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June 2016 Viewing Diary

Homeland Season 3, Episode 4 “Game On” (2013; d. David Nutter) Hey, Nutter, what’s up? Thanks for the Supernatural pilot. Going on 12 seasons now, you set it up real good. I have now watched up until Season 5 of … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve been working on this list for a couple of weeks. I also plan on doing Non-Fiction and other categories in my out-of-control library. Some authors are represented multiple times. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, F. Scott Fitzgerald

So you see that old libel that we were cynics and skeptics was nonsense from the beginning. On the contrary we were the great believers. — F. Scott Fitzgerald, “My Generation” Fitzgerald was one of those writers I liked right … Continue reading

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The Books: The Crack-Up, ‘Descriptions of Girls’, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

On the essays shelf: The Crack-Up, by F. Scott Fitzgerald Most writers keep notebooks. It’s a good way to jot things down, to not “lose” anything, a stray thought, an opening line, an overheard snippet of dialogue, a description. For … Continue reading

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The Books: The Crack-Up, ‘Early Success’, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

On the essays shelf: The Crack-Up, by F. Scott Fitzgerald What an illuminating and honest essay. It is perhaps one of his most famous, and most often quoted. Fitzgerald’s first novel was published when he was 24 years old, fresh … Continue reading

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The Books: The Crack-Up, ‘The Crack-Up’, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

On the essays shelf: The Crack-Up, by F. Scott Fitzgerald The essay “The Crack-Up” was originally posted in three parts in Esquire magazine in 1936. It caused much consternation among Fitzgerald’s friends, many of whom felt that there are some … Continue reading

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The Books: The Crack-Up, ‘Sleeping and Waking’, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

On the essays shelf: The Crack-Up, by F. Scott Fitzgerald I have only struggled with insomnia once in my life, during the summer of 2002. It was just a brief bout, but it was enough to make me dread it … Continue reading

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The Books: The Crack-Up, ‘Auction – Model, 1934’, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

On the essays shelf: The Crack-Up, by F. Scott Fitzgerald The byline here again, like with ‘Show Mr. and Mrs. F–‘ is “F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald”, dated July of 1934. This is an interesting piece. A couple auctions off … Continue reading

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