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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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A self-portrait of a great writer 's rise and fall, intensely personal and etched with Fitzgerald's signature blend of romance and realism.

About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1941) was one of the literary titans of the 20th century. A member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s, Fitzgerald's writings best captured what he termed "The Jazz Age," a period of declining traditional American values, prohibition and speakeasies, and great leaps in modernist trends.

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ISBN:
9780811218207
Author:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Editor:
Wilson, Edmund
Author:
Wilson, Edmund
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Reissue
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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