Cover Art Collage – This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hey everyone, welcome to another edition of Cover Art Collage. Today we’re going to be taking a look at some of the different artwork which has been used for the cover of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise. First published in 1920, This Side of Paradise skyrocketed Fitzgerald to fame as aContinue reading “Cover Art Collage – This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald”

Rare footage of F. Scott Fitzgerald

With the all pervasiveness of cameras everywhere we go these days, it can be easy to forget that it’s a very modern phenomenon. 100 years ago you could walk around any street and not worry about cameras filming your every move. Obviously there have been some benefits to this, but for me I’d rather returnContinue reading “Rare footage of F. Scott Fitzgerald”

The miscellaneous letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald

I finally made it through The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1963) and so this is likely to be the last post about this book, at least for some time. Today want to look at the last section of the book, which is a collection of Fitzgerald’s miscellaneous letters to friends, family, acquaintances, admirers, and detractors.Continue reading “The miscellaneous letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald”

Princetonian correspondence: Fitzgerald, Wilson, and Bishop

There are times throughout history when a group of young talented friends all go on to do great work. One of these groups formed at Princeton in the 1910s and consisted of three men who became famous writers – F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson, and John Peale Bishop. While their relationships changed throughout the years,Continue reading “Princetonian correspondence: Fitzgerald, Wilson, and Bishop”

F. Scott Fitzgerald drops a letter to Ernest Hemingway

The friendship/rivalry between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway is perhaps one of the most famous in American literature. As I continue to work my way through The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1963), today I’d like to look at some great quotes from letters Fitzgerald sent to Hemingway. First, a brief recap of their relationshipContinue reading “F. Scott Fitzgerald drops a letter to Ernest Hemingway”

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s father figure, Maxwell Perkins

The work of literary editors is extremely important, but, done behind the scenes, few are ever known to the public. One exception to this is Maxwell Perkins, longtime editor at Charles Scribner’s Sons. During his time there he was instrumental in getting early works published by Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, Ring Lardner, and F. ScottContinue reading “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s father figure, Maxwell Perkins”

F. Scott’s last year of letters to Zelda

Hey all. Continuing to make my way through the first large collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s letters to be released, which were published in 1963. I went over the first section – his letters to his daughter Scottie – in a recent post, and today want to look at the second section, his letters toContinue reading “F. Scott’s last year of letters to Zelda”

Haunting recording of F. Scott Fitzgerald reading Keats

I recently started working my way through The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1963), the first large collection of his letters to be published. In a number of letters to his daughter he stresses how influential reading poetry was on the development of his style, often mentioning Keats. One letter, dated August 3, 1940, makesContinue reading “Haunting recording of F. Scott Fitzgerald reading Keats”