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Westbrook Pegler on F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dec. 27, 1940, Westbrook Pegler 

Dec. 27, 1940: To most people living today, Westbrook Pegler is nothing more than a name – if that. His column on the death of F. Scott Fitzgerald will give you an idea of what he was like. “Peg” delivers quite a vicious takedown to the bard of the Jazz Age. 

Dec. 27, 1940, Westbrook Pegler

“Where are they now, those flappers, male and female, whose problem never was hunger or lack of a job, or rather luxurious comforts, but just a yearning and churning such as every youth is troubled by, but in their great self-pity thought all this was something new?”

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