"Corn liquor by moonlight in a deserted aviation field in Alabama."
July 31, 2012 12:06 PM Subscribe
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Last week, the New Yorker
published a (previously rejected)
F. Scott Fitzgerald short story, "Thank You for the Light"
, written in 1936. The magazine has also made available "A Short Autobiography
," in which Fitzgerald gave a chronology of his life in terms of alcoholic beverages imbibed
's blog post, playwright John Chapin Mosher
wrote a two-page profile of Fitzgerald, published in the magazine a year afterThe Great Gatsby
. The text can be found here
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A SHORT AUTOBIOGRAPHY, WITH ACKNOWLEDGMENTS TO NATHAN
The Bourbon smuggled to officers' rooms by bellboys at the Seelbach in Louisville.
The Sazzarac Cocktails brought up from New Orleans to Montgomery to celebrate an important occasion.
Red wine at Mollat's. Absinthe cocktails in a hermetically sealed apartment in the Royalton. Corn liquor by moonlight in a deserted aviation field in Alabama.
Oceans of Canadian ale with R. Lardner in Great Neck; Long Island.
A feeling that all liquor has been drunk and all it can do for one has been experienced, and yet
--"Garçon, un Chablis-Mouton 1902, et pour commencer, une petite carafe de vin rose. C'est ça--merci."