May Book Discussion Update: Hemingway vs. Fitzgerald by Scott Donaldson

Apologies all, I switched the book after further review indicated that the other book would be harder for some of you to obtain.

In honor of this month's Great Gatsby movie release, this month's book is Hemingway vs. Fitzgerald by Scott Donaldson.

From Amazon

Paris in the 20s: The era of literary expatriates Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald continues to burn in the imagination as a time of unparalleled glamour and romance. Here, in Hemingway vs. Fitzgerald, prize-winning biographer Scott Donaldson goes beyond the mythologyzing to create a true, multi-faceted narrative of a great friendship fueled by admiration, jealousy, and liquor-a heady mixture of literary scholarship, history, and gossip.

The friendship started in Paris and the French Riviera where the more famous Fitzgerald introduced novice writer Hemingway to Gertrude Stein and socialites Gerald and Sara Murphy. As the years progressed, the friendship became as mercurial and complex as the writers themselves. With a dazzling cast of characters that includes legendary Scribner's editor Maxwell Perkins, Zelda Fitzgerald and Hadley Hemingway, and writers Morley Callaghan and Edmund Wilson, Scott Donaldson recounts the glory and pain the great literary friendship of our time.

lease be courteous by ordering food and drinks at the venue.

~THERE IS A $1 FEE for this event.

~RSVPs will be open until midnight the day before the event. I will also send out my cell number to those attending.

Looking forward to seeing you there! ~Hazel*

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  • Hazel

    All - As I am seeing remarks re: majority of the RSVPs covered chapters 1-3, please do feel free to join. Keep in mind that the focus of the discussion and the book is the dynamic between the two authors. Hope to see you there!

    May 23, 2013

  • Svetlana

    I have to cancel. Got the book only yesterday, covered only three chapters so far. See you all next time.

    May 23, 2013

  • Linda

    So sorry that I have to cancel. Haven't had time to read the book!

    May 22, 2013

  • Ronald P. Juliano S.

    A must read - "OKALITANA" - a true life story of a Nunavut Inuit woman surviving in the Canadian Tundra.

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to join but did not read the book entirely (only first 3 chapters). I will join next month when I'm better prepared. Have fun all.

    May 22, 2013

  • Hazel

    Helena/Tom - hey there! Nope - May but as per our last MeetUp, I let everyone know I'm looking into dates to have another Gatsby Boat Tour so the tour will also encompass the book then. Ideally two events for June!

    May 8, 2013

  • Ronald P. Juliano S.

    Hemingway was a raving alcoholic,womanizer,blatant bigot and blowhard.

    1 · May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not enough time to obtain and read book

    May 7, 2013

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