February 19, 2004

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ruth Prigozy

And So We Beat On -- Rejection is a big part of every artist's life. Want proof? F. Scott Fitzgerald's obituary in The New York Times (December 24, 1940) described him as: "A real talent which never fully bloomed." Even in death the poor son of a bitch could not escape rejection. These days, Fitzgerald is rightly regarded as one of our nation's premier writers, a keen observer of the American Way of Life whose carefully chosen words help us understand something new with each reading. In fact, though Fitzgerald is known for his prose, I think of him as one our best poets -- an American bard, of course, who often wrote beautifully about rejection.


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