The crack-up

347 pages

English language

Published March 3, 1993 by New Directions Pub. Corp..


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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.

3 editions


  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott 1896-1940 -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.