Glittering, tragic … Fitzgerald explained his decline from high-ranking novelist to Hollywood hack. The result is an extraordinary character study, wholly free of reticence or whitewash.
TIME

The Crack-Up

Nonfiction by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edited by Edmund Wilson

A self-portrait of a great writer’s rise and fall, intensely personal and etched with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s signature blend of romance and realism, The Crack-Up tells the story of his sudden descent at the age of thirty-nine from glamorous success to empty despair, and his determined recovery. This revealing collection of Fitzgerald’s most visceral essays – and of letters to and from his friends Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, T. S. Eliot, John Dos Passos, and Edmund Wilson (who compiled this volume shortly after Fitzgerald’s death) – 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 took him down.

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Paperback (published February 1, 2009)

ISBN
9780811218207
Price US
16.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
352

Ebook (published February 1, 2009)

ISBN
9780811219716
Price US
16.95
Page Count
352

F. Scott Fitzgerald

20th century American writer of the Jazz Age

Glittering, tragic … Fitzgerald explained his decline from high-ranking novelist to Hollywood hack. The result is an extraordinary character study, wholly free of reticence or whitewash.
TIME