4 minutes ago
“that is part of the beauty of all literature. you discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. you belong.” —f. scott fitzgerald
it’s a warm and rainy day in texas, the kind that’s made for staying inside. perfect for a bit of f. scott and his beautiful way of assembling words, forming sentences that stay with you.
i’d die for you is a collection of 18 “lost stories”, works previously unpublished or uncollected. most were written during the 1930’s, a time of great uncertainty in fitzgerald’s life. with not only zelda’s precarious mental health, but also financial pressures, his own alcoholism and failing health to face, the stories are very much reflective of his mental state. these are not the works of a brilliant author at the height of his career, but rather works quickly dashed off to satisfy editors and readers who, during the depression years, only wanted stories of happiness. still, for a fitzgerald fan, they are a treasure, well worth your reading time.
are you a reader of short stories?