1. "When F. Scott Fitzgerald died in 1940 in Hollywood, his last royalty check was for $13.13. Remaindered copies of the second printing of The Great Gatsby were moldering away in Scribner’s warehouse.” 

    -Maureen Corrigan 

    You know Corrigan as our book critic, but on Monday she’s joining us for an interview for her new book, So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be And Why It Endures. She gives us the background on Gatsby’s reception in the ’20s, how it got a second life in the ’40s and why it became one of the most important pieces of literature in American history. 

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A lonely F. Scott Fitzgerald sends himself a postcard, a postal stunt outshone only by the Englishman who mailed himself.

A different take on sending yourself flowers on Valentine’s Day, perhaps? (Source: Flavorwire) View in High-Res

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    A lonely F. Scott Fitzgerald sends himself a postcard, a postal stunt outshone only by the Englishman who mailed himself.

    A different take on sending yourself flowers on Valentine’s Day, perhaps? (Source: Flavorwire)

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