I must say this was not such a great experience for me, don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad, it was just not awesome, like I was expecting it to be. I think the main point that made me felt so disconnected with this book was the world building, after all this is an American novel, and you can feel it at every page, Fitzgerald includes lots of places names on the book, and doesn't bother to describe them, so most of the time I was imagining the characters on a almost blank setting, I just couldn't picture it, since I don't know them. This is a book about moral and relationships and most important of all the initial "American Dream" richness, wealth, being famous, being known, being Somebody.
Zelda Sayre in Fitzgerald was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry and assigned to Camp Sheridan outside of Montgomery, Alabama. The war ended inbefore Fitzgerald was ever deployed.
Upon his discharge he moved to New York City hoping to launch a career in advertising that would be lucrative enough to persuade Zelda to marry him.
Zelda accepted his marriage proposal, but after some time and despite working at an advertising firm and writing short stories, he was unable to convince her that he would be able to support her, leading her to break off the engagement.
They resumed their engagement and were married at St. Fitzgerald made several excursions to Europe, mostly Paris and the French Rivieraand became friends with many members of the American expatriate community in Paris, notably Ernest Hemingway.
Hemingway did not get on well with Zelda, however, and in addition to describing her as "insane" in his memoir A Moveable Feast Hemingway claimed that Zelda "encouraged her husband to drink so as to distract Fitzgerald from his work on his novel,"   so he could work on the short stories he sold to magazines to help support their lifestyle.
When Ober decided not to continue advancing money to Fitzgerald, the author severed ties with his longtime friend and agent. Fitzgerald offered a good-hearted and apologetic tribute to this support in the late short story "Financing Finnegan.
Her emotional health remained fragile for the rest of her life. The book went through many versions, the first of which was to be a story of matricide. Indeed, Fitzgerald was extremely protective of his "material" i. His book was finally published in as Tender Is the Night.
Critics who had waited nine years for the followup to The Great Gatsby had mixed opinions about the novel. Most were thrown off by its three-part structure and many felt that Fitzgerald had not lived up to their expectations.
He was hospitalized nine times at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and his friend H. Mencken noted in a letter that "The case of F.
Scott Fitzgerald has become distressing. He is boozing in a wild manner and has become a nuisance. Scott and Zelda moved into a studio-owned bungalow in January of the following year and Fitzgerald soon met and began an affair with Lois Moran. The starlet became a temporary muse for the author and he rewrote Rosemary Hoyt, one of the central characters in Tender is the Night, who had been a male in earlier drafts to closely mirror her.
His only screenplay credit is for Three Comrades film. He also spent time during this period working on his fifth and final novel, The Love of the Last Tycoonpublished posthumously as The Last Tycoon, based on film executive Irving Thalberg. InMGM terminated the contract, and Fitzgerald became a freelance screenwriter.
Illness and death[ edit ] Fitzgerald, an alcoholic since college, became notorious during the s for his extraordinarily heavy drinking which would undermine his health by the late s.
However, Fitzgerald scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli contends that Fitzgerald did in fact have recurring tuberculosis, and according to Milford, Fitzgerald biographer Arthur Mizener said that Fitzgerald suffered a mild attack of tuberculosis inand in he had "what proved to be a tubercular hemorrhage.
She ran to the manager of the building, Harry Culverfounder of Culver City. So Fitzgerald was originally buried instead in Rockville Union Cemetery.
Scott and Zelda were buried together in the Rockville Union Cemeteryaway from his family plot. Only one photograph of the original gravesite is known to exist.
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