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F. Scott Fitzgerald

Essays

by Douglas Mercer F. SCOTT Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby holds the honorable distinction of being the only book published prior to 1945 that contains the words “swastika” and “holocaust.” But that’s the least of it. Was F. Scott Fitzgerald a “racist”? Cover of the first edition…
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Classic EssaysKevin Alfred Strom

by Kevin Alfred Strom (pictured) THERE IS A LINE in Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night that always struck me as applicable to our people’s plight: “The strongest guard is placed at the gateway to nothing. Maybe because the condition of emptiness is too shameful to be divulged.”
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