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"The Crack-Up" was first published by New Directions in 1945 and is now being rediscovered by a new generation of readers. Compiled and edited by Edmund Wilson shortly after Fitzgerald's death, "The Crack-Up" tells the story of Fitzgerald's sudden descent at age thirty-nine from a life of success and glamor to one of emptiness and despair, and his determined recovery. This vigorous and revealing collection of essays and letters renders the tale of a man whose personality still charms us all and whose reckless gaiety and ...

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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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