Disaffected Prep

Sunday, August 2, 2009

 

Sentence of the Day: Dramatic Turbulance

The dominant influences on F. Scott Fitzgerald were aspiration, literature, Princeton, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, and alcohol.
--From Matthew J. Bruccoli's A Brief Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald

I remember coming across this sentence ten years ago. There is something beautiful in the expanse of it, despite its obvious brevity; its romanticism undercut by tragedy. It features the School, the Girl, and the Vice. What more does a writer need?

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