A new edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Taps at Reveille” is the latest volume of “The Cambridge Edition of the Works of F Scott Fitzgerald.”
It will be published in the U.S. on May 31, 2014.
The stories were written by Fitzgerald in the 1920s and 1930s for publication in the Saturday Evening Post.
The stories were edited and all of the sex, drugs, inebriation and antisemitic sluts were removed.
General editor James West, Sparks Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, tole The Guardian he thinks this new edition is important “because we want to read what Fitzgerald wrote, not what the editors at the Post thought he should have written”.
“Before these stories were bowdlerised, they contained antisemitic slurs, sexual innuendo, instances of drug use and drunkenness,” said West, Sparks. “They also contained profanity and mild blasphemy. The texts were scrubbed clean at the Post.”
For more of this story, head to The Guardian.
It kills me that one of my fave authors was antisemitic. And so was Hemingway. Damn
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