August 2001 Web Edition


F. Scott Fitzgerald—Novelist of psychological and spiritual malaise

Robert Cotner

Scott Fitzgerald launched the 1920s with his novel This Side of Paradise, under the guidance of the most notable editor of the ‘20s, Maxwell Perkins at Charles Scribner’s Sons. Read this article.



Robert Cotner

We are not there yet. We appear to be closer, but with every three steps forward, we seem to take one backward. Read this article.


Flower Language, B.C. (Before Charlotte)

Dan Crawford

The romantic flower code still to be found in gift books and on florists' websites descends from a Turkish prototype call Selam. Read this article.


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