A few years ago, an Atlantic Monthly headline asked “Must Every New Coming-of-Age Novel Be ‘the Next Catcher in the Rye’?” (Kelly). Fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald might wonder if its author, Maura Kelly—who once collaborated with Jack Murnighan on a book called Much Ado About Loving: What Our Favorite Novels Can Teach You About Date Expectations, Not-So-Great Gatsbys and Love in the Time of Internet Personals (2012)—ought to do a follow-up centering upon The Great Gatsby. Just as each publishing season delivers at least one or two novels touted as “a female Catcher” or a “Catcher for the ____ Generation,” so, too, F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel has become an all-purpose marketing handle. In recent years, novels as different as Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club (1996) and Sara J. Benincasa's young-adult/sci-fi Great (2014) have been promoted as spins on the...
No One is Coming to Save Us
sara powell is executive director of the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. She attended the Art Institute in Pittsburgh with a focus in photography and Troy University with a focus in small business development. She joined the Fitzgerald Museum in late 2016 after extensive work in the non-profit industry, including five years with the Montgomery Area Food Bank. She is currently completing CFRE (Certified Fund-Raising Executive) credentialing.
Sara Powell; No One is Coming to Save Us. The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review 1 December 2017; 15 (1): 231–235. doi: https://doi.org/10.5325/fscotfitzrevi.15.1.0231
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