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10th Grade English: A Tribute to The Crud

His name was Mr. Crothers, and we called him “The Crud”, or just “Crud”. We called him that to his face. It was a term of endearment, if you can believe it. We loved him. Class would be near its … Continue reading

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Book Questionnaire Full of Shame, Loathing and Lying

I can’t remember where I initially found this questionnaire, but in re-doing my Categories I found the questions saved in Drafts. I had obviously seen them somewhere, and wanted to answer them eventually. Thought I’d bring it out now. Haven’t … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to “The Great Gatsby” – which came out today, in 1925

First edition of “The Great Gatsby” 1940 letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald to editor Maxwell Perkins (who had edited The Great Gatsby): Would the 25-cent press keep Gatsby in the public eye – or is the book unpopular? Has it … Continue reading

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“the loneliness of the long-distance literary editor”

A piece that is of great interest to me now in my life (and I had somehow missed it although James Wolcott is one of my regular destination pitstops on the Web): Long-distance literary editors and the whole process of … 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” F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on this day in … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Great Gatsby” (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: The Great Gatsby – by F. Scott Fitzgerald Strangely enough, I did note in my head that yesterday was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birthday – I was just too busy to re-post my birthday tribute to … Continue reading

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Edits on Gatsby

A wonderful post on the revisions F. Scott Fitzgerald made in The Great Gatsby – a fascinating look at his artistic process.

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Jessa Crispin has an interesting interview with Peter Boxall, editor of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I loved what Boxall said at the end: “Having benefited from an extraordinary number of emails and letters as well as … Continue reading

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A Must-Read

At least if you 1. Love Michael Chabon (like I do – his braggy wife notwithstanding) 2. Have an interest in the art and craft of writing … Here Chabon writes about his process writing his first novel Mysteries of … Continue reading

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Revisiting Gatsby

The last time I read The Great Gatsby was in 10th grade. We had to read it. This book did not go the way of some other books I had to read in high school (

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