The Best and Worst Things We Can Do With 'The Great Gatsby'

Column by Peter Derk
Now that 'The Great Gatsby' is in the public domain, we can do a lot with it. But some options are better than others.

Why We Still Love the Great Gatsby 93 Years Later

Column by Emmanuel Nataf April 10, 2018
It’s been 93 years since "The Great Gatsby" was published, and it still captivates readers. Why has this story about a Long Island summer stood the test of time so well?

10 Standard Texts for Junior High and High School English Class: Just How Great Are They?

Column by Christopher Shultz September 19, 2016
Just about everyone reads 'The Great Gatsby' or 'Romeo and Juliet' in their formative years...but should they?
The Strand Publishes "New" F. Scott Fitzgerald Story

The Strand Publishes "New" F. Scott Fitzgerald Story

News by Emily Rose Lathrop August 4, 2015
Andrew Gulli, an editor at The Strand, has found (and published) a previously unpublished F. Scott Fitzgerald story.

F. Scott Fitzgerald reviews 'Rich Kids of Instagram'

Column by Cath Murphy June 17, 2015
F. Scott Fitzgerald reviews 'Rich Kids of Instagram' by Maya Sloan.

Stop Laughing at Yourself: A Loud Legacy of Exclamations

Column by Leah Dearborn February 19, 2015
Exclamation points are like that relative who drinks too much every Thanksgiving. You can handle Uncle Charlie when he’s at the house, but taking him to a black-tie gala might not be the best idea.

5 Classic Authors Who Hated Their Book Covers (and One Who Got His Ass Kicked as a Result)

Column by Robert Bieselin July 7, 2014
Some classic authors who ridiculed designers, drew up legal clauses in the wake of bad covers, and, yes, even called publishers “fucking pigs.”

Footnotes: The Old Sport of Gatsby's America

Column by Ryan Peverly September 18, 2013
"The Great Gatsby" has personified America since its publication in 1925 – hopeful, cocksure, ambitious, and ignorant.

Cover Battles: Classic Book Redesigns vs. Original Art

Column by Kimberly Turner April 19, 2013
Old vs New. Classic vs Pulpy. Depressing vs Chick Lit-y. Classy vs Cheesy. What will win LitReactor's battle of the book covers? Take a look at these redesigns of literary classics and cast your vote.
Jay-Z to score the Great Gatsby

New Gatsby Film Adaptation to be Scored by Jay-Z

News by Dean Fetzer January 3, 2013
The new film, starring Leonardo Dicaprio as Jay Gatsby, is to feature Jay-Z’s music as part of the score.

These Are Your Heroes On Drugs, And They Kind of Suck

Column by Keith Rawson August 13, 2012
The path to excess is complete an utter bullshit, and more than a few literary heroes are proof of it.
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From Page To Screen: Galactus, The Great Gatsby and The Gunslinger

News by Rob Hart August 7, 2012
Galactus may face off against The Avengers, Gatsby gets shoved to summer, and Russell Crowe may be slingin' some guns instead of Javier Bardem, in today's 'From Page to Screen...'
Rejected F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Published

Second Chances: Rejected F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Published

News by Dave Reuss July 31, 2012
After 76 years in the rejection bin, this F. Scott Fitzgerald short story sees the light of day.
'The Great Gatsby' Trailer

Trailer for 'The Great Gatsby' Drops Online

News by John Jarzemsky May 23, 2012
The first trailer for director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald hit the web yesterday.