Great Stuff from F. Scott Fitzgerald Beyond ‘Gatsby’
Frankly, we should just list most of his catalog, but here are a few items from F. Scott Fitzgerald, the creator of the source material behind some movie that’s just opened.
Our Favorite F. Scott Fitzgerald Quote:
“The two basic stories of all times are Cinderella and Jack the Giant Killer — the charm of women and the courage of men.”
Pretty easy to debate, but an elegant line worth pondering all the same.
[Close second, the wiser but less artistic: “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”]
Our Favorite Fitzgerald Short Story Title
“The Diamond as Big as the Ritz”
Our Favorite Collection of Fitzgerald Shorts
“The Pat Hobby Stories” — concerning a somewhat busted writer in old Hollywood. Funny and self-mocking.
Our Favorite Fitzgerald Novel Title
“The Beautiful and the Damned”
Our Favorite Fitzgerald Novel
“The Great Gatsby” — sorry to be so cliche and of the moment, but it’s a damned fine book.