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Category Archives: F. Scott Fitzgerald


Highbrow vs Lowbrow: Hannah Kent defends Highbrow Literature

I understand why many people have a problem with highbrow literature. ‘Intellectual snobbery’ is a common accusation, as though the reason people read and write the stuff is solely to intimidate their dinner guests. ‘Highbrow literature is for wankers,’ I hear them say. Well, ladies and gentlemen, so is Fifty Shades of Grey. Read more »

Culture Club podcast: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned

No, you haven’t accidentally stumbled into the eighties: the Kill Your Darlings Culture Club podcast is where we get together with some of our favourite writers and thinkers to discuss texts, be they books, plays or films. For the inaugural Culture Club podcast, I’m joined by Anna … Read more »

Announcing Culture Club podcast guests…

If you’ve been organised, you’ll be about halfway through F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned, in preparation for the first Kill Your Darlings Culture Club podcast. The Culture Club podcast is just like a book club, only you can participate wherever you are – on the … Read more »