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Today’s Birthday: F. SCOTT FITZGERALD (1896)


 

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896)

An American novelist and short-story writer, Fitzgerald was the literary spokesman of the “jazz age” of the 1920s. The characters in his books—which include This Side of ParadiseThe Beautiful and the Damned, and his masterpiece, The Great Gatsby—lead madcap, gin-drenched, spiritually bankrupt lives that closely resemble his own. In his later years, Fitzgerald was plagued by financial worries and his wife’s insanity. Why might he have lied about having tuberculosis? More… Discuss

Who didn’t read F Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘A Diamond as Big as the Ritz’ or ‘The Great Gatsby’ at uni?

Not in for any Eng Lit course but for the sheer Jazz Age excess expressed in the stories. And of course for the delicious writing – like creme brulee.

Curiously though and when I think back, I had absolutely no mental image of either the writer or his wife.

Apart from photographs, I was stunned to find so much film footage!

So, Zelda as a young woman and walking about rather saucily and hip-swinging in a garden.

A little older and playing gaily about in a street.

The couple with daughter Frances and in a garden.

On the Riviera

And in a cafe.

And finally, F Scott Fitzgerald working on ‘The Great Gatsby’.

Happily, my visual memory bank of the gilded and alcoholic couple is now full to overflowing!


American nation was founded on the Word of God. Except for the rich who have gone to America with thoughts of expansion, in ev-middle, many dedicated Christians have fled the path Inchizition. Christian values were found later in the U.S. Constitution and are the basis of any democratic society. 
Now, however, these values are violated or replaced. Behind them are hiding more and more opportunistic.
U.S. Constitution to gradually give up those values, which are not just to protect people and society of individual and global consequences of sin. 
When will people realize this will be too late if it is not already.

The Great Gatsby (7/9) Movie CLIP – Rich Girls Don’t Marry Poor Boys (1974) HD

 

This Day in History: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Is Published (1925)


F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Is Published (1925)

Considered to be Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby is a devastating critique of the American Dream and materialism at the height of the Roaring Twenties. It is the story of a bootlegger, Jay Gatsby, whose obsessive dream of wealth and lost love is destroyed by a corrupt reality. Today used as required reading in many high schools, the book has been cited as the paragon of the Great American Novel. Why did Fitzgerald dislike the title, and what did he want to call his novel? More… Discuss

The Great Gatsby


Cover of the first volume in the series

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The Great Gatsby? Ideals survive people: People live one moment at a time, with or without thinking of having ideals. People also die one moment at a time while their ideals linger around a moment or two longer, unless there is a novelist like F.Scott Fitzgerald around: them people’s stories live forever.
Does anybody learn there stories by heart or do we just reenact them, in eternity? Practice safe marriage: marry the one who truly loves you.