Silver Linings (6) A Letter From F. Scott Fitzgerald

A LETTER FROM F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, QUARANTINED IN 1920 IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE DURING THE SPANISH INFLUENZA OUTBREAK Dearest Rosemary, It was a limpid dreary day, hung as in a basket from a single dull star.  I thank you for your letter.  Outside, I perceive what may be a collection of fallen leaves tussling …

ZELDA: THE MADWOMAN IN THE FLAPPER DRESS My November Column at Bookslut

"Is a pen a metaphorical penis?" Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar asked in their seminal study of women writers and the literary imagination The Madwoman in the Attic (1979, reissued 2011). Their answer was a resounding, if complex, yes, resulting in our most robust and far-reaching feminist literary theory to date. "In patriarchal Western culture," …