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pt. 1. Winter dreams. May day --
Winter dreams --
Absolution --
"The sensible thing" --
The great Gatsby --
The rich boy --
Basil and Cleopatra --
pt. 2. The crack-up. Outside the cabinet-maker's --
Babylon revisited --
Echoes of the jazz age --
Crazy Sunday --
Family in the wind --
From Tender is the night [chapters 1-6] --
pt. 3. Pasting it together. The crack-up --
Pasting it togethe
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Paperback, 509 pages
Published June 1st 1978 by MacMillan Publishing Company (first published 1941)
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Dec 07, 2014 Peggy rated it really liked it
Excellent selection of Fitzgerald stories, which includes The Great Gatsby and The Last Tycoon. I don't think any writer does a finer job describing alcoholism from the alcoholic's point of view as well as its impact on those near and dear. Fitzgerald writes exquisitely, with perfectly shaped plots, beautiful sentences, and characters that destroy themselves in timeless ways. His underlying vision is so tragic that I stopped reading after getting 2/3 of the way through the book. Will probably pi ...more
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I just read the Great Gatsby out of this (which was really great!)
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined. He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation," Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfini ...more
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