Monday, October 26, 2009

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Taxes

In the Autumn 2009 American Scholar, William Quirk has an essay titled "Living on $500,000 a Year: What F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tax Returns Reveal About His Life and Times." Drawing on income tax returns and Fitzgerald's manuscript financial ledgers, Quirk teases out some lessons about financial and literary history, as well as historical memory, which make his piece well worth a read.

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