"You can't repeat the past, why of course you can." - Jay Gatsby to Nick Carraway
A history of the liquid madness that takes a special place in literature and the edge off a "broiling" summer day.
A budding Virginia writer you've never heard of, signed 'Gatsby' at auction, the trailer for Nicholas Sparks' latest book to film, South Carolina Book Festival this weekend, plus new fiction. Happy Literary Friday!
Interview with Arkansas poet C.D. Wright, Gatsby turns 90, a teaser for "True Detective," Word of the South Festival this weekend, plus a pair of poems inspired by Asheville. Happy Literary Friday!
An interview with Cajun expat and author Ken Wheaton, Labor Day reads, the Decatur Book Festival this weekend, and a short story about a nasturtium that creeps into a marriage. Happy Literary Friday!
Highlights from our Arts & Lit section during the past year.
The best Gatsby links from the week, plus a Gatsby companion reading list, review of two books about Zelda Fitzgerald, the Gatsby Character Map, menu and cocktail recipes, video from Stephen Colbert's Gatsby Book Club and new fiction in Southern Voice by a man who lives on Zelda Road. Happy Literary Friday, Gatsby style!
Sure, now is a great time to re-read "The Great Gatsby" or read it for the first time so you know what everyone's talking about, but if you want to further your Fitzgerald knowledge, there are several other books out just in time for the movie.
Rereading "The Great Gatsby" for the first time since high school by Rebecca Lynn Aulph.
With retailers from Tiffany's to Brooks Brothers rolling out Gatsby collections in anticipation of the film, there's no excuse not to dress the part on May 10.