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March 19, 2013

Not So Great Gatsby Titles

F. Scott Fitzgerald   (1896 - 1940)

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940)

On this day in 1924, feeling that he had finally found the ideal title for his new novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald enthusiastically wired his editor, Max Perkins, that he was “CRAZY ABOUT TITLE UNDER THE RED WHITE AND BLUE….” Not as crazy as her husband about this one, or about “The High Bouncing Lover,” or ” Among the Ash Heaps,” Zelda (and Perkins) eventually talked him into The Great Gatsby.

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