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The Crack-Up
by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edmund Wilson




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The Crack-Up tells the story of Fitzgerald's sudden descent at the age of thirty-nine from glamorous success to empty despair, and his determined recovery. Compiled and edited by Edmund Wilson shortly after F. Scott Fitzgerald's death, this revealing collection of his essays--as well as letters to and from Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, T.S. Eliot, John Dos Passos--tells of a man with charm and talent to burn, whose gaiety and genius made him a living symbol of the Jazz Age, and whose recklessness brought him grief and loss. Fitzgerald's physical and spiritual exhaustion is described brilliantly, noted The New York Review of Books: the essays are amazing for the candor.

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The Crack-Up tells the story of Fitzgerald's sudden descent at the age of thirty-nine from glamorous success to empty despair, and his determined recovery. Compiled and edited by Edmund Wilson shortly after F. Scott Fitzgerald's death, this revealing collection of his essays--as well as letters to and from Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, T.S. Eliot, John Dos Passos--tells of a man with charm and talent to burn, whose gaiety and genius made him a living symbol of the Jazz Age, and whose recklessness brought him grief and loss. Fitzgerald's physical and spiritual exhaustion is described brilliantly, noted The New York Review of Books: the essays are amazing for the candor.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780811218207
  • ISBN-10: 0811218201
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: February 2009
  • Page Count: 347
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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