Behind The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby 2013 Movie PosterOn Friday, May 10, the latest film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby will be released. The first adaptation to be filmed in 3D, the film’s release creates a great opportunity to check out not only the source novel itself and Fitzgerald’s other fiction, but the wealth of relevant nonfiction titles as well.

To learn more about F. Scott Fitzgerald, check out the library’s collection of biographies, which includes both brief introductions, like F. Scott Fitzgerald: Voice of the Jazz Age, and in-depth studies, such as Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. You can also explore collected writings—both professional and personal—by Fitzgerald himself in titles including As Ever, Scott Fitz: Letters Between F. Scott Fitzgerald and His Literary Agent Harold Ober, 1919-1940 and Correspondence of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

New World Coming Book CoverIf it’s the setting of The Great Gatsby that interests you, check out the variety of library titles about the Roaring Twenties, including New World Coming: The 1920s and the Making of Modern America and Capital of the World: A Portrait of New York City in the Roaring Twenties.

Finally, don’t forget about the Literature Resource Center — a great database for exploring authoritative writing on The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and any other literary topic.

--Posted by Julia Strusienski