Saturday, June 10, 2006

F Scott Fitzgerald

Some of Scott Fitzgerald's best work can be found in his short stories, so try to catch Radio 4 this coming week when the "Afternoon Readings" (3.30-3.45pm) feature The Pat Hobby Stories. Fitzgerald's fictional view of Hollywood in the late 1930s, is seen through the eyes of hack screen writer Pat Hobby. At the time of F Scott Fitzgerald's death in December 1940, just as these stories were being published, he referred to them as "my last word from my last home". Many of his true feelings about Hollywood, and about himself, permeate these stories. Read by Alfred Molina.