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In The Fall

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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His was a Great Sin

. . . who first invented consciousness.  Let us lose it for a few hours.

When sleep eludes and darkness preys and weary thoughts break through my brain, these are the nights I crawl back to you.   268 more words

A Novel, Not Mine

By Mary Anna Violi | @MaryAnnaVioli

The back book jacket of Amor Towles’ The Rules of Civility, has a quote from Publisher’s Weekly : “[A] smashing debut…remarkable for its strong narrative, original characters and a voice influenced by Fitzgerald and Capote, but clearly true to itself.” 528 more words

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Spoiler Free Review

Goodreads Summary: In 1860 Benjamin Button is born an old man and mysteriously begins ageing backward. At the beginning of his life he is withered and worn, but as he continues to grow younger he embraces life — he goes to war, runs a business, falls in love, has children, goes to college and prep school, and, as his mind begins to devolve, he attends kindergarten and eventually returns to the care of his nurse. 216 more words

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"Boats Against the Current, Borne Back Ceaselessly into the Past”

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born 120 years ago today. He and his wife, Zelda, are buried in a little cemetery next to St. Mary’s Church, in Rockville, Maryland, about a 10 minute walk from the Rockville metro station. 20 more words

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Ballad For F. Scott Fitzgerald*

As this is posted, it would have been F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 120th birthday. His best-known work, The Great Gatsby, has been examined from a number of different perspectives, and it’s widely considered his finest novel (although, speaking strictly for me, … 853 more words

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It's a hard life

Nothing any good isn’t hard.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald

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