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  •  It is proceeding very well, thank you. (4+ / 0-)

    I made the mistake of reading some biographical materials at the same time and I found it was spoiling the experience.  What is so extraordinary about this novel is the language, the amazing lyrical rushes that pop up and then disappear.  I found that the biographical stuff began to intrude on my enjoyment so I set it down.  Only when I have finished will I go back and consider how his life influenced his writing.  

    (as an aside since someone mentioned Hemingway, I read that Hemingway advised Fitzgerald to dump Zelda before she became entirely insane.  I can't find the quote and have to go out now, but if I can dig it up, I'll post it.  Imagine Hemingway giving advice on marriage!  Wow!)

    It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by Radiowalla on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 10:41:08 AM PDT

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    •  Oh, I wouldn't want to read bio about (4+ / 0-)

      and fiction from the same person at the same time. Good plan to set the biographical material aside.

      It's good to hear Gatsby is as beautiful as ever.

      And, yes, that would be rather forward for Hemingway to give marriage advice. Even for Hemingway that would be rather forward.

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