Zelda Sayre started out as a Southern beauty, became an international wonder, and died by fire in a madhouse. With her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, she moved in a golden aura of excitement, romance, and promise. The epitome of the Jazz Age, they rode the crest of the era to its collapse and their own.
As a result of years of exhaustive research, Nancy Milford brings alive the tormented, elusive personality of Zelda and clarifies as never before her relationship with Scott Fitzgerald. Zelda traces the inner disintegration of a gifted, despairing woman, torn by the clash between her husband’s career and her own talent.
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A rummy married to a crazy""—that was Hemingway's remark about the Fitzgeralds although nothing that incisive nor inelegant appears here in Mrs. Milford's long, ladylike and regrettably styleless (she's a very slack writer) story of Zelda which is drawn from a good deal of new material and ...Jun 10 1970 | Read Full Review of Zelda: A Biography (P.S.)
At the crucial moment in The Paris Wife, Paula McLain has Hadley Hemingway remember an article her mother wrote in the New Republic arguing “that a wife who enjoyed sexual activity wasn’t any better than a prostitute.” (The article’s referenced in Michael Reynolds’ biography The Young Hemingway.)...Dec 05 2014 | Read Full Review of Zelda: A Biography (P.S.)
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