Description or summary of the book: '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 genious made him a living symbol and the Jazz Age. For those who grew up with 'The Great Gatsby' or 'Tender is the Night,' this extraordinary autobiographical collection provides a unique personal blend of the romance and reality embodied by Fitzgerald's literature and his life.
Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H49M36S
Other categories, genre or collection: Contemporary Fiction, Literary Essays, Prose: Non-fiction, Anthologies (non-poetry), Biography: Literary
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