F. Scott Fitzgerald devotees were thrilled in recent years by the publication of previously unreleased stories in The New Yorker and The Strand, and now they’re about to get even more material: A new collection will gather “the last remaining unpublished and uncollected short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald,” according to Scribner.
I’d Die For You includes some stories that The Great Gatsby author submitted to magazines during his lifetime that were accepted but never published, as well as some stories that he could not sell “because their subject matter or style departed from what editors expected of Fitzgerald in the 1930s,” Scribner wrote in a statement. The publisher adds that the collection covers “controversial topics, depicting young men and women who actually spoke and thought more as young men and women did, without censorship. Rather than permit changes and sanitizing by his contemporary editors, Fitzgerald preferred to let his work remain unpublished, even at a time when he was in great need of money and review attention.”
I’d Die For You, edited by Fitzgerald scholar Anne Margaret Daniel, is slated for publication on April 11, 2017.