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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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Stephen king, Stewart O'Nan, A face in the crowd

Money can’t buy happiness, but it allows one to endured unhappiness in relative comfort.

S. King, A face in the crowd.

Solo per completisti kinghiani, un racconto lungo che ha appena un paio di guizzi del Re. 423 more words

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Jazz Age January: West of Sunset & And So We Read On

“His dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him.”

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West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan

I can’t remember where I first read it, but it has always fascinated me to learn that F Scott Fitzgerald was once a neighbour of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. 494 more words


Best Books of the Month: Literature & Fiction Edition (via Amazon.com)

1. The First Bad Man by Miranda July

From the acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author of “No One Belongs Here More Than You,” a spectacular debut novel that is so heartbreaking, so dirty, so tender, so funny–so Miranda July–readers will be blown away. 2,263 more words


West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan

In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. 250 more words


The Myth Vs. The Man: Fitzgerald

Original publish date: 21 November 2014

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” This quintessential quotation from The Great Gatsby… 307 more words

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