American literature teachers (and lovers)! Tales of the Jazz Age: 11 Classic Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald is available on Amazon for $4.99. I don’t usually do this kind of thing, but it sounded like a great value to me, so I’m passing it on. The collection includes “The Jelly Bean,” “The Camel’s Back,” “May Day,” “Porcelain and Pink,” “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Tarquin of Cheapside,” “O Russet Witch,” “The Lees of Happiness,” “Mr. Icky,” and “Jemina.” I’m not sure how long this price is effective, but I decided it would make a nice addition to my classroom library, and I thought I’d pass it on to anyone else who might be interested.
It is hard to imagine how F. Scott Fitzgerald’s legacy would be different today if not for the loving attention of Matthew J. Bruccoli, who died Wednesday, June 4 of a brain tumor. In the Great Gatsby Treasure Hunt that I adapted from Valerie Arbizu’s work, students are introduced to the wonderful Web site created for Fitzgerald’s centenary celebration, for which Bruccoli was responsible. Of all of the literary scholars I have read, my affinity has always been deepest with Bruccoli because I understood and shared his affection for Fitzgerald. I know I have been deeply grateful for Bruccoli’s contributions to Fitzgerald studies. My understanding of and affection for the author has improved because of Matthew J. Bruccoli.
Read more about Bruccoli’s passion for Fitzgerald and his Fitzgerald collection.