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The Crack-Up with other pieces and stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Feb 21, 2012

it was amazing
Read from February 13 to 21, 2012 — I own a copy

I am becoming more and more convinced each day that the proof a good writer's prose is in its less elaborated pieces. Newspaper articles, unpublished short stories, correspondence, little fragments or early versions of his or hers more renowned oeuvres. This, in sum, is Scott Fitzgerald at his best: a couple of autobiographical accounts (like "Early success") and a couple of short stories, undebiably autobiographical as well (like "Babylon revisited", arguably the best in this collection).
To anyone who has read his famous novels (The Great Gatsby or Tender Is the Night), this less-known pieces will either enforce your liking of this fundamental author or utterly discard him from your pantheon. I think I made myself clear about which group I'm in.

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