The Great Gatsby

Regretful nostalgia: F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925

F. Scott Fitzgerald: haunted by nostalgia

24 June 2017 9:00 am

‘I do not like the idea of the biographical book,’ F. Scott Fitzgerald told his editor Max Perkins in 1936.…

Fasten victim: why will so few shops sell me a three-button suit?

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Harry Mount asks why he now has to struggle to find a three-button suit

Taki, the greatest literary critic of our time, picks Fitzgerald’s greatest novel

30 May 2015 9:00 am

An operation on my hand after a karate injury has had me reading more than usual. I even attempted Don…

Left to right: Piers Paul Read, Derek Marlowe, Peter Bergman and Tom Stoppard, members of Literarisches Colloquium

Before we were famous: Tom Stoppard describes sharing a bedsit in Sixties London with Derek Marlowe

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Tom Stoppard recalls bedsit days in Sixties London with his laconic friend Derek Marlowe, as they both embarked on a life of writing

From Russia with love

The Great Gatsby meets Fifty Shades of Oligarch

18 April 2015 9:00 am

It’s surprising there haven’t been more novels drawing on London’s fascination with Russian oligarchs. But how to write about them…

Warning: these books could seriously damage your health

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Welcome to 2015, the year that speaking and writing freely had to stop. Anything that might cause trauma to anyone…

Z, by Therese Anne Fowler, Beautiful Fools, by R. Clifton Spargo, Careless People, by Sarah Churchill - review

1 June 2013 9:00 am

The Great Gatsby is one of those great works of literature, like Pride and Prejudice, that appeals as much to…

The secret to enjoying the Great Gatsby film? Forget there was ever a book - and enjoy the entertainment.

18 May 2013 9:00 am

New York At an art shindig on Park Avenue, I spotted Baz Luhrmann, the director of the latest and very…

The not-so-great Gatsby

11 May 2013 9:00 am

The cult around Fitzgerald’s most overrated work feeds the illusions of upper-crust Americans