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 essaysaas well as letters to and from Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, T.S. Eliot, John Dos Passosatells 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. qFitzgerald's physical and spiritual exhaustion is described brilliantly, q noted The New York Review of Books: qthe essays are amazing for the candor.qThe Crack-Up tells the story of Fitzgeralda#39;s sudden descent at the age of thirty-nine from glamorous success to empty despair, and his determined recovery.
|Author||:||F. Scott Fitzgerald|
|Publisher||:||New Directions Publishing - 2009-01-29|