|12-31-2008, 08:14 PM||#1|
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Fitzgerald, F. Scott: Love In The Night. v1. 31 Dec 08
I couldn't find anything on this particular short story, but I was so moved by this writer - William - from his posting at Amazon, on a collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short stories that I find myself moved to quote certain areas. The man RESPECTS Fitzgerald as a writer, which is also something I admire about Fitzgerald. Here are some excerpts from Amazon:
"As a devoted admirer of the form, I can tell you that this book has more gems in it, POUND FOR POUND that virtually any other book of it's type.
"Do you enjoy the poetry of Keats and the other Romantic poets? Do you enjoy Shakespeare's sonnets? Then you'll LOVE this book. It BREATHES, it shivvers with vitality and lyricism. I've read the entire book twice, and individual stories like "Rich Boy", "Babylon Revisited", "Absolution"; which many consider as a trial for the "Great Gatsby", "Jacob's Ladder", "Winter Dreams", etc., too many times to recount. THERE IS BEAUTY AND POETRY IN THE WRITING! Does the plot always nail us to our chairs? No, not even in Gatsby; but the writing does. That is why I agree with Gertrude Stein's assesment of Fitzgerald vis-a-vis Hemingway: That his flame burns a little brighter. She was so enraptured by "Gatsby", that she drew a line on her wall, with the request to "please, next time, write one THIS thick".
"BUT IF YOU HAVE A SENSITIVITY FOR PURE POETRY, you can not help but be moved by this book.
"This book deserves a PROMINENT PLACE in any library where the premium is paid to writing for its own beauty and elegance. You too will wish this book of short stories was a little "thicker" by the time you finish it.
"For God's sake, you should by this book if for no other reason than to honor the man's life. The fact that it IS so good, is more of a break than we typically get in life."
Again, this is by someone named William, and this is an excerpted selection of paragraphs from his review of a collection of Fitzgerald short stories.
Like all the books I assemble on MobileRead, this too was assembled to reflect human intervention and artistic judgment.
I hope you enjoy it.
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