Nothing, not even Baz Luhrmann’s heavy-handed burlesque treatment, can diminish the enduring allure of F Scott Fitzgerald’s eerie and perverse elegy T(...)

A first edition of ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F Scott Fitzgerald is expected to sell for $150,000 (€113,600) at a Sotheby’s auction in New York on Tuesday

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The beautiful and the damned: F Scott FitzGerald with his wife, Zelda, around 1935. Photograph: Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty

In 1924 F Scott FitzGerald sent Max Perkins, his editor at the New York publishing house Scribner’s, the manuscript of a novel he was working o(...)

Night and life: New York through the lens of Baz Luhrmann in the director’s new version of ‘The Great Gatsby’

If you stand outside 200 Claremont Avenue, a residential strip of upper Manhattan that runs past the rear entrance of Barnard College to the fringe(...)

A great movie of The Great Gatsby, argues critic Leon Wieseltier, would “show a dissenting streak of austerity”. He thinks it’s time for a black Gatsby, noting that rapper Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, who produced the film’s soundtrack, might be an inspirational starting point. Photograph:  Reuters/Andrew Kelly

When I started out in journalism I spent five long years as a reporter in Montgomery County, Maryland, a cosseted suburb of Washington. I(...)