Superzelda by Tiziana Lo Porto
The Graphic Life of Zelda Fitzgerald

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Dancer, painter, writer, muse, passionate lover, and freethinker, Zelda Fitzgerald is one of the most iconic figures of the Jazz Age. Born in Alabama in 1900, she was only 18 when she met F. Scott Fitzgerald, an ambitious young writer who would turn into one the greatest American authors of all time. Beautiful, talented, irreverent, extravagant, and alcohol-driven, the newly married couple took New York's high society and the whole literary world by storm. They traveled to France, Italy, and Africa; hung out with Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, and Gertrude Stein; managed to both charm and enrage most of the people they were acquainted with; and ended up destroying their love and themselves-Zelda was diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent more than a decade in psychiatric clinics, tragically dying at 48 in a fire. Superzelda is a thoroughly researched work based on period photographs and documents, as well as on Zelda and Scott's writing. It is a biography, a love story, and a travelogue all wrapped into one. The beautiful two-color illustrations bring to life one of the most fascinating women, as well as eras, of the early 20th century.

About Tiziana Lo Porto

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Tiziana Lo Porto is a journalist and translator who lives in Rome, Italy. Superzelda is her first graphic novel. Daniele Marotta is a cartoonist who lives in Siena, Italy. Superzelda is his first graphic novel.
Published March 19, 2013 by One Peace Books. 176 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But we also see a lifelong, tender attachment between the foremost author of the Jazz Age and the embodiment of “the new American woman.” The authenticity of Lo Porto and Marotta’s portrait of the couple is reinforced by their extensive quoting from the letters and recollections of Fitzgerald and...

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Creators Lo Porto and Marotta's debut chronicles the life of Zelda Fitzgerald (1900–48)—before, during and after her marriage to American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald; her biography deserves telling rather than relegation to anyone's footnotes or coattails. At first glance, the novel appears to do ...

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