Journalists in television, radio, print and the internet LOVE to quote legendary American author F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Most often, the Fitz line they’ll use is: “there are no second acts in American life.” And then do a feature disputing the epigram. My favorite saying of F. Scott Fitzgerald was: “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” And I use it every time I write a pros vs cons article; most recently when Northwestern was about to dismiss Bill Carmody.
With Baz Luhrmann remaking “The Great Gatsby” yet again, and the film set for release in a month and change, buzz about the life and work of F. Scott Fitzgerald is going to increase. Leonardo DiCaprio will play Jay Gatsby in the movie. With the added media attention, this newly unearthed F. Scott Fitzgerald poem could generate a ton of money at auction.
Unearthed from the estate of actress Helen Hayes, whom Fitzgerald be...