By Tom Blunt 3 min read
Also in the Daily Blunt: Courtney Love's literary legal woes, the war being waged over ironic movie viewing, and questions about Hemingway's sexuality.
By Matt Staggs 5 min read
In Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of ‘The Great Gatsby’, author Sarah Churchwell suggests Fitzgerald was influenced by the New York Times headline murder of Edward Hall and Eleanor Mills.
By Stewart O'Nan 5 min read
Author Stewart O'Nan explores the oft-quoted maxim "write what you know" in relation to his most recent novel West of Sunset, a fictionalization of the final years of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life spent in Hollywood.
By Joe Muscolino 4 min read
This week in history -- on September 24, 1896 -- F. Scott Fitzgerald was born to a wealthy family in St. Paul, Minnesota. For a glimpse into the worldview of the great American writer -- from both his fiction and his letters -- start with these nine quotes.
By Kelsey Osgood 4 min read
While writers are often depicted as tortured and victims of their self-inflicted maladies, Flannery O'Connor bucks the trends. Living an ordinary life but penning extraordinary tales, O'Connor's legacy remains a rarity on the writing scene.