I suppose pride was concerned—in that personally and publicly dreary month of Sept. At any rate your Wescott, so Harrison Rhodes tells me, is coming here to Rome. New York City Dear Mr. Everything was going well until the offspring of my Tryon friend arrived with the idea that I was playing fast and loose with Mama. Go for me with the gloves off if you think I need it.
Try something hard and new, and try it hard, and take what marks you can get. Those are things you see on the stage or the screen or the printed page, they never really happen to you in life. I thought I was so strong that I never would be ill and suddenly I was ill for three years, and faced with a long, slow uphill climb. Expect to go either South or to New York in October for the Winter. Frankly I should hate it like hell, as we have just settled here. My compliments to Mary Blair, Ted Paramour and whomsoever else of the elect may cross your path.
He was very cash strapped and Fitzgerald writes Mrs. The only times that my opinions are of any value are when I have spent protracted time with my wife and can see her tired and under the harassments of life, as well as in a holiday humor, as she was in New York. College gives you a head start, especially a girl, and people are not in any hurry to live and think your way. The massacre was magnificent and also the fight on the mountain and the actual dynamiting scene. It is simply a means of making dubious promises to a credulous public. Lester Roberts, Almac Hotel, 71st Street at Broadway, New York City, N. It is completely upstream in mood and will get a certain amount of abuse but it is first hand and I am trying a little harder than I ever have to be exact and honest emotionally.
I wish it was layed in America—there is something about middle-class Ireland that depresses me inordinately— I mean gives me a sort of hollow, cheerless pain. When fronted with fait accompli she is as impressed as any yokel, and as a yokel she clings to the idea that the thing has all been done with a beautiful intention rather than with a dirty, sweating, heartbreaking effort extending over a long period of time when enthusiasm and all the other flowers have wilted. Sincerely, Zelda Fitz— Would the end of the week be too late for the picture? Jonothan Slocum, Beacon, New York, March 12, 1934, 1307 Park Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. If you do, you always seem to lose some of it. Thank you, + for your courtesy in sending me a copy thanks again Sincerely F. The adolescent offers nothing, can do nothing, say nothing that the adult cannot do better. Perhaps we better wait till it appears.
To Frances Scott Fitzgerald May 7, 1940 You asked me whether I thought that in the Arts it was greater to originate a new form or to perfect it. I know what it means and so do you. Do you react to that?. Season 9, Episode 1 The accompanying pages of notes, which go into great detail concerning Fitzgerald's opinion on the story and his own writing style, are undated and, therefore, one cannot tell whether they were meant to enhance the theatre production for television, or whether they were the first draft of what would be the first theatre production. Bought the car—Kaiser was fine. All the promise of the previous lot's letter evaporates in the first line of this note, written the next morning in the fog of a hangover. If ideas are bogus hold them up specifically and laugh at them.
You are always wrong—but always with the most correct possible reasons. I envy you like hell and there is no irony in this. To Frances Scott Fitzgerald December, 1940 My novel is something of a mystery, I hope. My control must have dictated it. My present quarrel with you is only this: that to make Gatsby really Great, you ought to have given us his early career not from the cradle—but from his visit to the yacht, if not before instead of a short resume of it. The first group consists of letters to friends; the second of letters to his daughter. I am glad that at last Americans are producing letters of their own.
Sincerely F Scott Fitzgerald To Carl Hovey Oct 27th, 1920 38 W. Dear Bunny: Thank you for your congratulations. I wonder if you really think they have anything to do with it, or if this is just something you heard in college or read in a book somewhere. This either—or kind of criticism seems to me to be so meaningless. Frances Scott Fitzgerald Born 1921-10-26 October 26, 1921 , U.
I have tried to do so. Scottie Fitzgerald spent her childhood moving from place to place with her parents — including time spent living in Paris and in France, and for five years in a beach house her father rented on the coast of the near , a suburb of. By a coincidence Gilbert Seldes in his New York Chronicle in the Criterion for January 14th has chosen your book for particular mention. Might I Throw off the throbs of that old wine— See the new morning mass the sky With fairy towers, line on line— Find each mirage in the high air A symbol, not a dream again! In spite of the fact that we always approach material in different ways there is some fast-guessing quality that, for me, links us now in the work of the intellect. And if there is any truth in what you say— any truth for me—you can depend upon it I shall probably get it out. I want to be a better artist. In fact it seems to me to be the first step that American fiction has taken since Henry James….