F. Scott Fitzgerald
Here are five of the many Minnesota writers who have made an impact on defining the times and the culture in our nation.
Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! was a potent but artistically irresponsible shot of absinthe. For every person that couldn’t stand the too-eager mess, there was another who fell into deep intoxication at every Looney Tunes, theater geek flourish.
Many famous and successful literary icons are associated with Minnesota and lovers of literature can get a little closer to these gifted authors by visiting landmarks throughout the state.
Hunting for something interesting to add to your summer reading list? Head to your local library or bookstore to find these must-read gems by authors who hail from the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
A 25-room Long Island mansion that some believe inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s portrayal of lavish lifestyles in his Jazz Age classic “The Great Gatsby” is being razed, the latest in a long cadence of estates disappearing from what’s known as the Gold Coast.
Ask coast-dwellers and they’ll probably tell you it just doesn’t get more flyover than Minnesota. But America’s history books tell a different tale, and that’s across the entire spectrum of entertainment, arts, politics and science.