The crack-up

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Compiled and published after Fitzgerald's death by his friend, the prominent critic and editor Edmund Wilson, The Crack-Up is a collection of writings that chronicle the author's state of mind and personal perspective on events, fellow writers and public figures of the 1920s and 1930s. In addition to articles and essays such as the celebrated title piece, this volume includes a selection of Fitzgerald's notebooks, which - as well as being a repository of anecdotes and witty lines - provide a fascinating behind-the-scenes ...

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christina j

Aug 9, 2015

Caring for household goods; YOU are the 'goods'!

In my opinion, The Crack-up rates among the best of F.Scott Fitzgerald's writing!
Reminding me of Oscar Wilde's The Ballad of Reading Gaol, The Crack-up,
the result of intense personal experience and uncompromising self-examination,
crashes through any 'locks' of individual inhibition and creates a chilling sense
of empathy in the reader!

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