Fool for Love

9780816678204: Paperback
Release Date: 22nd August 2012

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 296

Series Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage

University of Minnesota Press

Fool for Love

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fool for Love is Scott Donaldson's masterful biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald—written from a fresh and highly intimate perspective. Fool for Love follows Fitzgerald from his birthplace in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Princeton and upward into the highest reaches of literary and public success—and ultimately to Fitzgerald's untimely death in Hollywood at the age of forty-four, broke and nearly forgotten. This engrossing, definitive study explores two classic Fitzgerald themes throughout—love and class—and the result is a striking portrayal of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers, whose legacy and influence only continue to grow.
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Fool for Love is Scott Donaldson's masterful biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald—written from a fresh and highly intimate perspective. Fool for Love follows Fitzgerald from his birthplace in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Princeton and upward into the highest reaches of literary and public success—and ultimately to Fitzgerald's untimely death in Hollywood at the age of forty-four, broke and nearly forgotten. This engrossing, definitive study explores two classic Fitzgerald themes throughout—love and class—and the result is a striking portrayal of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers, whose legacy and influence only continue to grow.


Contents


Preface


1. A Man with No People

2. Princeton ‘17

3. “I Love You, Miss X”

4. Darling Heart

5. Genius and Glass

6. The Glittering Things

7. War Between the Sexes

8. Running Amuck

9. Cracking Up

10. Demon Drink

11. The Worst Thing

12. “a writer only”


Notes

Index


Scott Donaldson is one of the nation’s leading literary biographers. Among his many books are By Force of Will: The Life and Art of Ernest Hemingway; Archibald MacLeish: An American Life, winner of the Ambassador Book Award for Biography; and Hemingway vs. Fitzgerald: The Rise and Fall of a Literary Friendship.

"The most penetrating psychological examination of the author ever written." —James L. W. West III, editor of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald

"A stunning portrait. Full of intriguing insights. Donaldson comes close to what the inner man must have been." —Publishers Weekly

"Written with great polish and researched as fully as any work on Fitzgerald." —CHOICE