It is to be hoped that Scott Fitzgerald’s letters will be eventually collected and published. Dear Bunny: You’ll be surprised to get this but it’s really begging for an answer.
Those that follow are merely a handful that happened to be easily obtainable and which throw light on Fitzgerald’s literary activities and interests. (Lord only knows who.) Tonight is the cannon rush so if you never hear from me again youll know I died a freshman.(gentle pathos.) The “horsing” (or hazing) is going on now. Freshies have to carry their cap in their mouths and by the way our uniforms are some class (not) [Here, Fitzgerald has drawn a humorous image of himself as a Freshman in uniform]. My purpose is to see exactly what effect the war at close quarters has on a person of your temperament.
With a wooden bow the ancient hunter and fighter was an effective and silent element of the nature. The ancient bow had usually an unsophisticated curving.
Roughly the length of the bow should be somewhat shorter than the length of the archer.
This site describes one of Russia’s ancient cities, Pskov. There are many links to choose from and around every corner you will learn something new.
I am in a particularly despondent and dissipated mood. The Sophs mass in a body in front of the gym and the Freshmen try to rush their way in. Four hundred Freshmen, among them yours truly, against 380 Sophs. I was in the front row and a soph and I almost killed each other. When we got in we elected a class President, Vice Pres. By the way I struck a novel that you’d like is the greatest English novel of the century. This is my confidential opinion, however; if he knew what a nut I considered him for leaving out and all the things that might have given body to his work, he’d drop me from his writing list. It purports to be the picaresque ramble of one Stephen Palms [Dalius? I’ve done about 10 pieces of horrible junk in the last year tho that I can never republish or bear to look at—cheap and without the spontaneity of my first work. You get no sense from him that he feels his work has gone to pieces. To show how well you guessed the gossip I wanted we were wondering where the * * * *s got the money for Havana, whether the Film Guild finally collapsed (Christ! We had some people to dinner the night it came we took turns reading it and almost finished the book.
Outside the sun is shining but I am perfectly positive it is only doing it out of spite. Everything was ruined shirts, jerseys, shoes, socks, trou, hats ect. I’ve given up the summer to drinking (gin) and philosophy (James and Shoepenhaur and Bergson). The book closed with the dedication to Townsend Martin which is on the circular I enclose. ] from the San Francisco fire thru school, Princeton, to the end where at twenty-one he writes his autobiography at the Princeton aviation school. Glad you like it I’ll admit it’ll be over the heads of a few people. You should have seen their last two pictures.) But I don’t doubt that * * * * and * * * * will talk themselves into the cabinet eventually. Its gorgeous—I’d always wanted to read Sapho but I never realized it would be such a pleasure as you’ve made it.
Several Months ago, the publishers of National Geographic Magazine performed an experiment with computers and Neanderthal skulls that had been discovered in archaelogical sites in Europe.
They took photographs of peoples faces today and applied them to computer-modeled Neanderthal skulls to get a general idea about what a Neanderthal may have looked like.