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By F. Scott Fitzgerald,Matthew J. Bruccoli

ISBN-10: 0684195704

ISBN-13: 9780684195704

ISBN-10: 0684801531

ISBN-13: 9780684801537

A brilliant self-portrait of an artist whose paintings was once his life.
during this new selection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's letters, edited via major Fitzgerald student and biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli, we see via his personal phrases the creative and emotional maturation of 1 of America's so much enduring and chic authors. A existence in Letters is the main accomplished quantity of Fitzgerald's letters -- lots of them showing in print for the 1st time. The fullness of the choice and the chronological association make this assortment the nearest factor to an autobiography that Fitzgerald ever wrote.
whereas many readers are conversant in Fitzgerald's mythical "jazz age" social existence and his friendships with Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Edmund Wilson, and different well-known authors, few are conscious of his writings approximately his existence and his perspectives on writing. Letters to his editor Maxwell Perkins illustrate the improvement of Fitzgerald's literary sensibility; these to his good friend and competitor Ernest Hemingway display their tricky dating. the main poignant letters the following have been written to his spouse, Zelda, from the time in their courtship in Montgomery, Alabama, in the course of global warfare I to her prolonged convalescence in a health facility close to Asheville, North Carolina. Fitzgerald is through turns affectionate and proud in his letters to his daughter, Scottie, in school within the East whereas he used to be suffering in Hollywood.
For readers who imagine basically of Fitzgerald as a hard-drinking playboy for whom writing used to be easy, those letters convey his severe, painstaking matters with growing practical, sturdy art.

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