“Matthew J. Bruccoli, 76, Scholar, Dies; Academia’s Fitzgerald Record Keeper”

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From the NYT:

Matthew J. Bruccoli, whose biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald and outpouring of scholarly essays and critical editions made him the dean of Fitzgerald studies in the United States, died at his home in Columbia, S.C., on Wednesday. He was 76.

Bruccoli called me a number of times with questions about copyright law. Sometimes at home. Like most scholars, he was an advocate of broad fair use, and felt frustrated by copyright precepts that tied up works for a hundred years or more. He will be greatly missed by everyone at the University of South Carolina.

–Ann Bartow

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