My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is not a biography of Zelda Fitzgerald but a work of fiction which is based on the lives of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald.
It is amazing how Zelda was diagnosed with schizophrenia when her real illness was bipolar disturbance.
The animosity between Zelda and Hemingway was quite remarkable and we can see how much his malignant influence on the Fitzgerald’s affected their own lives.
Before their reign, before a smart, young writer named Dorothy Parker said too much too well and was fired for it, before Scott’s success, before people everywhere had been ravaged by war and flu, there’d been little glamour in the literary world.
“What is it? It’s Dorothy Gish. She needs a new movie.” And Mr. Griffith – “Will pay me ten thousand dollars if I can write-up a suitable scenario.”
The Montgomery girl I still was on the inside kept waiting to stop and gape, to take in the wonder of the scene or event. The New York woman I was becoming, however, didn’t have time for that girl.
They say Sinclair Lewis started out like you, Fitz, writing popular stuff for the magazines – he really built himself a following that way.”
We got acquainted with Hemingway the writer before we met Hemingway the man.
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