F Scott Fitzgerald is that dude! Although I am a truer fan of Ellison, but find that anyone whom is intelligent, and writes the truth and above all well… I am a fan of. Give ’em Hell F. Scott!!!
Shortly after the publication of his first novel in 1920 titled This Side of Paradise, young F. Scott Fitzgerald, received a scathing letter from a critic. The author, who would later enthrall the world with his sociopolitical commentaries through works such as The Great Gatsby, was unperturbed by this hate mail.
In a fantastic and fiesty reply, found in F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters, Fitzgerald touches upon the superficial and lofty ideals of high societies in relation to the creative minds. It’s a letter worth reading, time and again, particularly if you’re feeling discouraged by the negative criticisms pervasive in mainstream media.
TO: Robert D. Clark
38 W 59th St.
New York City
Feb 9th 1920
Your letter riled me to such an extent that I’m answering immediately. Who are all these ‘real people’ who ‘create business and politics’? and of whose approval I should…
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