Thursday, 19 July 2012

LETTERS OF NOTE: Fitzgerald Again

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Following on from my previous post about F. Scott Fitzgerald getting advice from his editor about The Great Gatsby, here's a Letter of Note in which the tables are turned.

In 1938 Fitzgerald received a letter from Radcliffe College student Frances Turnbull, a close friend of the Fitzgerald family. She send Fitzgerald a draft of her new novel, asking him for feedback and advice. Fitzgerald's response, in which he talks about the need for authors to wear their hearts on their sleeve and plunder their own heartaches for stories, can be found here.

My next review, of Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious, will be my 50th since the launch of Mumby at the Movies. And speaking of Gatsby - only 160 more days until Baz Luhrmann's version arrives...

Daniel

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