Seven Years in the Making
‘The seeds of The Great Gatsby are in Westport’ claimed a 1996 New Yorker article, and yet it was ignored by the scholarly community and the town of Westport. We set out to find out why. Was the author biased because she’d grown up there? Or did an academic conspiracy deny Westport its rightful place in Fitzgerald’s legacy?
We dug into the Princeton Archives where much of Fitzgerald’s papers are kept. We interviewed over a dozen scholars and met with Scott and Zelda’s granddaughter, Bobbie Lanahan. We even tracked down Fitzgerald’s publisher, Charles Scribner III.
And of course we spent time talking to Barbara Probst Solomon, the esteemed author of that New Yorker article. What we discovered will turn the Fitzgerald community upside down.
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Thanks for visiting and please be safe. There’s plenty of Fitzgerald to read to keep you occupied.
Deej Webb and Robert Steven Williams