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E epitome of the Jazz Age together they rode the crest of the era to its collapse and their ownFrom years of exhaustive research Nancy Milford brings alive the tormented elusive personality of Zelda a Moments of sheer entertainment mixed with sluggish chapters that made me want to put this book down left me feeling mixed up and slightly disappointed Not sure when I began my obsession with the Fitzgerald's ok mostly Zelda but now I can't seem to say NO to any book about them right along there with books about the Holocaust Some inexplicable thing that draws me right in before I even read the synopsis Started out strong and I was pulled right in almost felt like I was living in the 1920's with Zelda and Scott The middle of the book started reading like a researched thesis filled to the brim with uotes and letters that I found tireless Too many paragraphs spent comparing and over analyzing books and writings that Zelda and Scott did I'm happy to have information on this dramatic couple however wouldn't be one I would read all over again

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Zelda Author Nancy MilfoNd 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 I knew the broad brushstrokes of the Fitzgeralds' relationship who doesn't but learned so much about them from this biography It grew out of an academic thesis and I could have done without the exhaustive direct uotes from the Fitzgeralds' letters especially as Zelda's writing became less coherent I appreciated when the author would draw conclusions and tease out main ideas; I just wish she had done that often Zelda was pretty exhausting She seemed profoundly self absorbed and troubled but also lacking in depth She brought a lot of confusion and pain to everyone around her but didn't offer much to others In spite of that the book was interesting and thorough and easy to read I'm happy I read it It's just too bad that in real life there wasn't substance behind the glamor and endless drama of Zelda and Scott's lives This book though long seemed to underscore that there just wasn't much behind the curtain

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Zelda Author Nancy Milford Doc ´ 426 pages º Nancy milford º Zelda Sayre began 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 together they rode the crZelda Sayre began 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 Th I almost wish I hadn't read this book as it gave me insight into the writing method of F Scott Fitzgerald which has left not only my opinion of him but of his work in a harsh new light He literally drove his wife insane by stealing her life writings and personality for his own literary ends When she herself was published his name was included as author When she tried to write a novel about her experience with mental illness her threatened her publisher who was also his publisher with defection if her work was published before his own Tender Is The Night He told her she was a third rate writer but often uoted her diaries and letters verbatim in his novels and short stories He also thought that he should be her personal psychiatrist and master he felt he knew best how to treat her illness and often insisted her real doctors agree with him that he should be able to tell her what she could and could not do in all aspects of her life He blamed her for his alcoholism In spite of all this he never abandoned her and really did seem to love her which only makes it all the worse