F. Scott Fitzgerald's permanent stature as a major American writer was proclaimed by Stephen Vincent Benét in his 1941 Saturday Review of Literature review of The Last Tycoon: "You can take off your hats now, gentlemen, and I think perhaps you had better. This is not a legend, this is a reputation--and seen in perspective, it may well be one of the most secure reputations of our time." That now preeminently secure reputation inspired 1996 celebrations in the United States and abroad of the one-hundredth anniversary of F. Scott Fitzgerald's birth.
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