Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Love Letter to The Great Gatsby (#JazzAgeJan)

Posted January 21, 2015 in Reviews / 12 Comments
A Love Letter to The Great Gatsby (#JazzAgeJan)

My dearest Gatsby, I just can’t get enough of you. We’ve had four exquisite trysts, each one better than the last. We first met when I was a pretentious college sophomore who thought reading the modern classics would make me ‘interesting’ and an ‘intellectual.’ I wasn’t quite ready for a relationship with you, though, and I returned you to the library without a backward glance. Two years later I came crawling back after a lit. class renewed my interest — and […]

Jazz Age January 2014: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Posted February 6, 2014 in Blogging & Challenges, Reviews / 6 Comments
Jazz Age January 2014: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I hadn’t planned on re-reading The Great Gatsby, but after finishing Careless People, a book about Gatsby‘s creation, I couldn’t resist! I’ve read this book twice before, and I was eager to re-read it hot on the heals of a book about the factors that influenced its writing. I wrote about this book last time I read it, two years ago, but I thought I’d revisit it for Jazz Age January! This post contains spoilers. In 1922, Nick Carroway moves from his midwestern […]

Jazz Age January 2014: The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fizgerald

Posted January 30, 2014 in Blogging & Challenges, Reviews / 25 Comments
Jazz Age January 2014: The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fizgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s second novel centers around Anthony Patch and his beautiful wife Gloria. Inspired by Scott and Zelda themselves, this couple live wildly in 1920s New York, seeking pleasure at any cost. Anthony, a would-be aristocrat waiting for his inheritance, spends his bachelor days at clubs, attending raucous parties, and entertaining women. When he meets Gloria, a beautiful golden girl bursting with life, he immediately falls in love with her. The two marry and proceed to have as grand […]

Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Posted February 13, 2012 in Reviews / 7 Comments
Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I first read The Great Gatsby my sophomore year of college, over two years ago. I read most of it while laying on a blanket in the sun outside my dorm, and I enjoyed it, but it didn’t really leave any lasting impression on me. I wasn’t struck by the “this is the greatest book of the 20th century” lighting bolt. The book faded from my mind until my English professor (I’m taking Modern American Literature) started referencing it while […]