Synopses & Reviews
"First you take a drink," F. Scott Fitzgerald once noted, "then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you." Fitzgerald wrote alcohol into almost every one of his stories. gathers debutantes and dandies, rowdy jazz musicians, lost children and ragtime riff-raff into a newly compiled collection taken from , and other works never before published by New Directions. portrays "The Jazz Age" as Fitzgerald experienced it: roaring, rambunctious, and lush -- with quite a hangover.
"His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings." Ernest Hemingway
"His writing is a kind of subdued magic, controlled and exquisite, the sort of thing you get from good string quartets." Raymond Chandler
"Smart, sophisticated, and evocative." The New Yorker
A collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's best drinking stories makes this the most intoxicating New Directions Pearl yet!
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.