F Scott Fitzgerald's 'Controversial' Unpublished Works Are Finally Being Released

If this was the thirties, you'd be fanning yourself silly​

You'd think that F Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby and owner of the most dashing middle-parting to ever grace literature, wouldn't have had much trouble getting his lauded work published.

But as it turns out, the writer often struggled to attract editors' attention due to his despairing, depressing and taboo-breaking subject matter. And now, some 80 years later, his last complete unpublished stories are set to be released next spring.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster promise that the collection features "Fitzgerald writing about controversial topics, depicting young men and women who actually spoke and thought more as young men and women did, without censorship".

The US publisher added: "Rather than permit changes and sanitising by his contemporary editors, Fitzgerald preferred to let his work remain unpublished, even at a time when he was in great need of money and review attention."

Titled 'I'd Die for You', the collection will draw from the time Fitzgerald spent in the mountains of North Carolina, in the midst of alcoholism as his wife Zelda completed a stay in a sanatorium nearby.

So er, not destined to be a light read. Prepare your nerves for when it drops in April 2017.