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Books Podcast: The lost stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

11 May 2017

2:02 PM

11 May 2017

2:02 PM

Following the publication of a new collection of the lost short stories of F Scott Fitzgerald (I’d Die For You and Other Lost Stories, Scribner UK, £16.99), I’m joined by two eminent Fitzgerald scholars to talk about the life, legacy and lasting greatness of the laureate of the Jazz Age.

In this week’s podcast Anne Margaret Daniel (who edited the new volume) and Sarah Churchwell (author of Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of the Great Gatsby) talk about how Fitzgerald was trapped by his own reputation, about how different his canon looked to contemporaries than it does to posterity, about the drink and despair that attended the second act of his life, and of course about how he stands up against his old frenemy Papa Hemingway…

You can listen to our conversation here:

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