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Thursday, June 21, 2007
Here's what Frances Fitzgerald Lanahan (Scottie)-- Scott and Zelda's daughter --has to say about the role of writers in our society:
"Good writers are essentially muckrakers, exposing the scandalous condition of the human soul. It is their job to strip veneers from situations and personalities. The rest of us accept our fellow beings at face value, and swallow what we can't accept. Writers can't: they have to prod, poke, question, test, doubt, and challenge, which requires a constant flow of fresh victims and fresh experience."
Does she nail F. Scott Fitzgerald, the writer, or miss the mark?
Scottie is on the right in this photo. Is she out of step with her famous parents? Don't be too quick to judge.