F Scott Fitzgerald

Blur, Fitzgerald and Keats: Literary Influences From Popular Culture

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

When I was 18, I bought F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night under the assumption that Fitzgerald had derived his title from a song by an Essex based Brit-pop band. I came to the conclusion that the author, like me, was a fan of Blur.

How To Get Ahead With Advertising: Interview With Novelist, Peter Mayle

Jason Holmes | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"Writing advertising copy, which I learned largely from the great David Ogilvy, taught me not to waffle, and to use facts instead of purple prose when describing something," says Peter Mayle over a glass of red.

Even Great Writers Get Panned: One-Star Reviews for Ten Classic Books

Lynn Shepherd | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lynn Shepherd

Don't get me wrong - the internet is about all about self-expression and I'm all for it, but it does have its downsides, and if you're an author, the one-star review is definitely one of them. But even the greats of the past are not immune, so it being the season for some harmless fun, here are some of my favourite one-star Amazon reviews for ten of the world's best-loved books.

If Morrissey's Memoir Is a Classic Then This Blog Post Is 'Moby Dick'

Alexander Rankine | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alexander Rankine

His book is not going to be a classic (see above). Either Morrissey knows that - in which case the 'classic' label is a genuinely hilarious joke - or, horribile dictu, he believes it, in which case the book is likely to have all the humour and finesse of a statue produced by the Kim Jong-Il metallurgy factory for the glorification of the great leader.

It Turns Out Some Serious Heterosexual Guys Loved the Ladies

Beulah Maud Devaney | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Beulah Maud Devaney

This week David Gilmour-the-disappointment (as surely everyone must now know him, sorry Pink Floyd fans) made one last bid for the kind of notoriety u...

Which Director Feeds Squirrels To Combat Writers Block?

Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Struggling to unleash your inner creative? Feeling a little blocked up? You're not alone. Writer's block has affected some of the greatest creative mi...

Why the Critics are Wrong About Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

Jane Graham | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jane Graham

The Great Gatsby is stunning, but it's meaningfully, provocatively stunning. This isn't just awesome spectacle for spectacle's sake. Luhrmann uses sensory overload in a similar way to Harmony Korine in Springbreakers - to disorientate the audience and send them reeling into a hallucinogenic whirl.

REVIEW: 'The Great Gatsby' - An Ode to Emptiness

Caroline Frost | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

If a film ultimately about emptiness leaves you 142 lavish minutes later feeling thoroughly depleted, does that mean it's a brilliant film? Discuss.

The Eternal Appeal of 'The Great Gatsby'

Liza Klaussmann | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Liza Klaussmann

We're currently in the throes of a Great-Gatsby mania; beaded flapper dresses, tipped blazers and straw boaters are suddenly the height of fashion and Gatsby-themed, well, anything - charity galas, cocktails, pop-up speakeasies, even hotel suites.

You'll Never Guess How Much This 'Great Gatsby' Dust Jacket Is Worth

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Never judge a book by its cover', but when it comes to vintage first editions of classic novels, that wise old truth goes out the window. A dust j...

The Great Gatsbys of India

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

If we study the Gatsby phenomenon in detail, we would realise that every society has its Jay. But the factors that produce a Gatsby can be amazingly different. For instance, in the case of India it was not war, but economic reforms which gave birth to this culture. Here I shall discuss the strange case of three Indian tycoons who had shades of Jay, and like him met violent deaths.

As Great a Gatsby? The Challenge of Adaptation

India Ross | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
India Ross

Adaptations are the mac 'n' cheese of modern Hollywood. The marketing executive dangles a shiny bestseller before the film consumer like a matador's capote; powerless to resist its allure, he dives for knowing it's probably a mirage of brilliance - and that he won't even get to gore the guy behind it.

The Great Gatsby And Other Classics Given Pulp-Style Redesign

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice and several other literary classics have been given a Pulp-style redesign. Released by Oldcastle Books, the n...

The Beautiful and Damned

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

Public opinions differ on the CW show 'Gossip Girl'. Whether you love it, loathe it, or have never watched it, I find a certain stylish attachment to the show that seems impossible to shake off. 'Who wouldn't want a closet like Blair Waldorf's?'

F.Scott Fitzgerald in London's East End! Classic Novel The Great Gatsby Gets a Music Hall Makeover

Martin Newman | Posted 30.06.2012 | Home
Martin Newman

In the crumbling surrounds of a music hall in London's East End beautiful young creatures in fringed and sequinned flapper dresses are dancing on table tops while dapper gents, who might have emerged from a 1920s copy of Vanity Fair, quaff G&Ts at the bar.

Great Works Of Friction: Legendary Literary Feuds

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.02.2012 | Home

Feuding, fighting and fisticuffs are not things we normally associate with literary types. More often we think of someone sat at a desk covered in ...

Caroline Frost

A Who's Who Of Midnight In Paris

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

In Woody Allen's most recent whimsical screen romance, young American couple Gill and Inez (Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams) find themselves in Paris, ...

The Rise and Sudden Fall of a Social Climber - A Lesson Learned!

Olga Crosse | Posted 03.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Crosse

During this Christmas and New Year break, I watched Mildred Pierce - a recent US import starring Kate Winslet. This tale reminded me of The Great Gat...