Are you a fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald? Then check out the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society. Their website proclaims, “Anyone interested in the works and life of F. Scott Fitzgerald is welcome.”
The site has resources, frequently asked questions and a great biography section. The biography, written by Matthew J. Bruccoli, captures the euphoric highs and the heart-breaking lows of the life of Fitzgerald. It ends with this paragraph:
F. Scott Fitzgerald died believing himself a failure. The obituaries were condescending, and he seemed destined for literary obscurity. The first phase of the Fitzgerald resurrection — “revival” does not properly describe the process — occurred between 1945 and 1950. By 1960 he had achieved a secure place among America’s enduring writers. The Great Gatsby, a work that seriously examines the theme of aspiration in an American setting, defines the classic American novel.