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If you read the Washington Post there's a piece called "The Tucker Carlsons of the Jazz Age" by book columnist Ron Charles. Very interesting piece about "replacement theory" and its connection to "this man Stoddard" and other purveyors of "rising tide" fear-mongering. Here is where, as always, Gatsby becomes a great teaching tool:

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One could as easily write a “Washington Post of the Jazz Age.” Socialism was a dilettante of the 1920’s.

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We're very sorry this week to note the passing of Ron Berman, one of our great Fitzgerald scholars. In 1994 Ron published what is probably the most influential Fitzgerald study of its decade, The Great Gatsby and Modern Times, which inspired a lot of us to crack back open the 1920s and reconnect FSF's work to the popular culture and contemporary ideas rather than trying to prove he was universal as the New Critics had argued. We'll have a full appreciation of Ron's contributions this summer in our newsletter. In the meantime, we encourage members to read Ron's final article for the Fitzgerald Review in our 2021 issue---few other scholars would find connections between "Dalyrymple Goes Wrong," the Josephine stories, and Pat Hobby as he does.

www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/san-diego-ca/ronald-berman-10756581
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Were very sorry this week to note the passing of Ron Berman, one of our great Fitzgerald scholars. In 1994 Ron published what is probably the most influential Fitzgerald study of its decade, The Great Gatsby and Modern Times, which inspired a lot of us to crack back open the 1920s and reconnect FSFs work to the popular culture and contemporary ideas rather than trying to prove he was universal as the New Critics had argued. Well have a full appreciation of Rons contributions this summer in our newsletter. In the meantime, we encourage members to read Rons final article for the Fitzgerald Review in our 2021 issue---few other scholars would find connections between Dalyrymple Goes Wrong, the Josephine stories, and Pat Hobby as he does. 

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/san-diego-ca/ronald-berman-10756581

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I'm so sorry to read this. I was lucky enough to take his Fitzgerald and Hemingway class at UCSD (and then anything else I could get into that he taught). He must have read Gatsby a million times by the time I was in that class but still read passages with such tenderness and poetry. His teaching shaped my path at UCSD and beyond. Rest in peace, Dr. Berman.

So sorry to hear this. Both GG & Modern Times and GG & Fitzgerald’s World of Ideas are fascinating to read and reread and indispensable for a richer and fuller understanding of FSF’s work and its contexts.

RIP Ron…an inspiration to all of us

Ron defined what is means to truly be a scholar and a gentleman. One of the last of a magnificent generation of FSF scholars. A great man and fellow. I will miss him.

I am so very sorry to hear this. His books were central to my doctoral work. He changed the way I read Fitzgerald and Hemingway.

Just reading "The Great Gatsby and Modern Times" for my thesis...

I used his work for my dissertation too. RIP

Dep...๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”

Amen.

Many prayers to all whose life touched Ron’s life and his works. ๐ŸŒธ

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We're very intrigued by this interpretation of Gatsby! If you're in the DC area June 16-19 and would like to serve as special correspondent for the Fitzgerald Society Newsletter covering this event please let us know! (Need not be a Woodward or a Bernstein---even if June 17 is the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in!)

"A provocative production of dance, music, and shadow, Gravity, Grandeur & Gatsby features the world premieres of Gatsby by Diane Coburn Bruning and Gravity to Grace by Tommie-Waheed Evans. Gravity, Grandeur & Gatsby also includes repertoire favorites Prufrock by Diane Coburn Bruning, Dwellings by Christian Denice and Extremely Close by Alejandro Cerrudo. "

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Were very intrigued by this interpretation of Gatsby! If youre in the DC area June 16-19 and would like to serve as special correspondent for the Fitzgerald Society Newsletter covering this event please let us know! (Need not be a Woodward or a Bernstein---even if June 17 is the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in!)

A provocative production of dance, music, and shadow, Gravity, Grandeur & Gatsby features the world premieres of Gatsby by Diane Coburn Bruning and Gravity to Grace by Tommie-Waheed Evans. Gravity, Grandeur & Gatsby also includes repertoire favorites Prufrock by Diane Coburn Bruning, Dwellings by Christian Denice and Extremely Close by Alejandro Cerrudo. 

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If you know the Society at all you know Martina Mastandrea is one of our favorite scholars! She has a fantastic book coming out on Fitzgerald and silent film and frankly what she has discovered is amazing. Martina will be kicking off the Fitzgerald Literary Festival on May 17---we really encourage everybody to Zoom in. You'll really be surprised at the archival material she has discovered. The Zoom link and passcode are available at this link: www.fscottfestival.org/may17 ...

If you know the Society at all you know Martina Mastandrea is one of our favorite scholars! She has a fantastic book coming out on Fitzgerald and silent film and frankly what she has discovered is amazing. Martina will be kicking off the Fitzgerald Literary Festival on May 17---we really encourage everybody to Zoom in. Youll really be surprised at the archival material she has discovered. The Zoom link and passcode are available at this link: https://www.fscottfestival.org/may17

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Here's the whole link: More details at mcpl.libnet.info/event/6562735 Join our event on Zoom here at 6 P,M. Eastern: marylandlibraries.zoom.us/j/98048049932?pwd=aVlLK0t2dlo1aHYxT2lXYlgrT2Q1Zz09 Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 980 4804 9932

Amazing scholar! She once came to a Spanish conference...๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Was this recorded? (Unable to attend.)

Eleanor Cox

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For Fitzgerald Society members: we're delighted announce our 2021 issue of the Fitzgerald Review is at the printer and should be in the mail for the next few weeks! Yes, we know it's 2022... We ran a little late this year, but we wanted to ensure the best quality of product possible. Three rounds of proofreading and nearly 1,000 line corrections later, we're excited about the great essays and reviews you'll soon be receiving, kicking off with a wonderful piece about Fitzgerald's teenage friend Katharine Tighe who helped edit The Far Side of Paradise, two great pieces on "Winter Dreams" (with another great piece coming next year), a neat look at the early story "Dalrymple Goes Wrong" (how often do we get to say that?), and several on Gatsby! Plus a wonderful piece by our mensch James LW West III about the first wave of post-copyright Gatsby editions ... including the one that cuts off three pages before the end!

If you're not yet a member and would like to be, just go to our membership page: fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/membership/

Next up: the Society newsletter in June!
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For Fitzgerald Society members: were delighted announce our 2021 issue of the Fitzgerald Review is at the printer and should be in the mail for the next few weeks! Yes, we know its 2022... We ran a little late this year, but we wanted to ensure the best quality of product possible. Three rounds of proofreading and nearly 1,000 line corrections later, were excited about the great essays and reviews youll soon be receiving, kicking off with a wonderful piece about Fitzgeralds teenage friend Katharine Tighe who helped edit The Far Side of Paradise, two great pieces on Winter Dreams (with another great piece coming next year), a neat look at the early story  Dalrymple Goes Wrong (how often do we get to say that?), and several on Gatsby! Plus a wonderful piece by our mensch James LW West III about the first wave of post-copyright Gatsby editions ... including the one that cuts off three pages before the end! 

If youre not yet a member and would like to be, just go to our membership page: http://fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/membership/

Next up: the Society newsletter in June!

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Thank you for joining, Fiona!

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I’m eager to read about the post-copyright Gatsbys. I haven’t been able to bring myself to read any of them.

You can really see his Irish heritage in his profile!

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Board member Erin Templeton during the summer of 2019 in the room in which Scott and Zelda stayed in 1926 in Salies-de-Bรฉarn, France:

Two of our members from Brasil, Marcela Lanius and Roberta Fabbri Viscardi, also in Salies-de-Bรฉarn in 2019 (the last time we could all be together!):

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