Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Gaskell!

English writer Elizabeth Gaskell was born on 29th September 1810:

1832 miniature of Elizabeth Gaskell by William John Thomson

  • KNOWN FOR: Mary Barton; North and South; Wives and Daughters: An Everyday Story; Cranford; The Life of Charlotte Brontë.
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A Brief Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald on His Birthday

Encore post from 5 years ago.

A Small Press Life

Dear Scott,

Another year has gone by, and I still find you as enigmatic and problematic as ever. You, who could write such beautiful words, ruffle my feathers like few others. You, who squandered such exemplary gifts, frustrate me to the point of madness. Although I’ve never loved you, not even a bit, I have spent some wonderful time in your company. At this point in the game, I realize that I will never stop questioning you and, in questioning you, relentlessly, learn more about myself than I ever cared to know. Happy birthday, you beautiful bastard.

Yours (but not really),

Maedez

F. Scott Fitzgerald by Gordon Bryant. Shadowland, 1921. F. Scott Fitzgerald by Gordon Bryant. Shadowland, 1921.

“I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”-This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald

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