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Another thing about writing advice and interpretation

“An exclamation mark is like laughing at your own joke.”

—attributed to F. Scott Fitzgerald, though I’m not sure what it’s from

Some invisible, unspoken assumptions underlying this remark: 281 more words


Book Review : The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I read this because I felt I ought to; a classic that I can now say I have read, unfortunately, however (after much looking under the cushions and behind the curtains in some desperate attempt to find it) I’m still trying find what was missing about the book and as I don’t know what that is I suspect I will be forever looking. 104 more words

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‘West of Sunset’ by Stewart O’Nan – F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Last Years in Hollywood

‘West of Sunset’ by Stewart O’Nan   (2015) – 289 pages

The author Stewart O’Nan has been called ‘the king of the quotidian’ by fellow author Elizabeth Strout.  594 more words

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Photos from St. Paul, Minnesota

Stewart was in St. Paul, Minnesota yesterday, the birthplace of F. Scott Fitzgerald. A few pictures from his visit follow.  Photos courtesy Tim Hedges of… 27 more words


Good night

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

AUTHOR QUOTE: F. Scott Fitzgerald

You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.

 F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of This Side of Paradise; The Beautiful and Damned; The Great Gatsby; Tender is the Night; and a fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon . 19 more words

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