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Rare story by Zelda Fitzgerald published

By Korea Herald

Published : Dec. 26, 2013 - 19:32

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Illustration for Zelda Fitzgerald’s story, “The Iceberg,” published on The New Yorker. (The New Yorker blog) Illustration for Zelda Fitzgerald’s story, “The Iceberg,” published on The New Yorker. (The New Yorker blog)
Here’s a look at what’s buzzing in the book world:

Tip of the iceberg: The New Yorker has published a “recently unearthed” story by Zelda Fitzgerald (written before she was the wife of Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald).

Titled “The Iceberg,” Fitzgerald (then known as Zelda Sayre) wrote the story in 1918, when she was about 17 or 18 years old. It tells the tale of a young woman named Cornelia who comes from a rich Southern family, but is seeking something more. It was published in her high school’s literary journal and won a prize.

Lone Survivor: USA TODAY film critic Scott Bowles gives the film “Lone Survivor” 3 stars out of 4, calling it “one of fall’s most charged action films.” The film is based on the 2005 memoir “Survivor” by Navy SEAL Marcus Lutrell. It follows the journey of soldiers on a grisly mission to take out Afghanistan militant Ahmad Shah.

Words of the year: “Selfie” was the Oxford English Dictionary’s word of 2013, but what words ruled in past years? The OED has created a word generator that pulls up every word made up each year, as far back as the early 1900s. “Internet” was introduced in 1974, while Harry Potter fans will be happy to see that “muggle” was introduced in 1997.

Happy birthday, crosswords!: The crossword puzzle recently turned 100 years old! To celebrate, the folks at Publishers Weekly have posted the first ever crossword puzzle. See if you can figure out “the fibre of the gomuti palm” or the esoteric “what we all should be.”

(MCT Information Services)