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F Scott Fitzgerald interview


The Guardian carries an amazing interview with F Scott Fitzgerald that was originally printed in the New York Post in September 1936. Fitzgerald is one of the top five most searched for authors on AbeBooks and this article is an incredible portrait of a man in pieces.

“A writer like me,” he said, “must have an utter confidence, an utter faith in his star. It’s an almost mystical feeling, a feeling of nothingcan- happen-to-me, nothing-can-harm-me, nothing-can-touch-me. Thomas Wolfe has it. Ernest Hemingway has it. I once had it. But through a series of blows, many of them my own fault, something happened to that sense of immunity and I lost my grip.”

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