Correspondence of f scott fitzgerald

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The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald

El libro dibuja un retrato de Fitzgerald vívido e inédito. Lejos quedan los años de excesos a ritmo de jazz. El escritor es un hombre maduro que vive solo y que tiene que mantener desde la distancia a sus dos mujeres con un sueldo escaso. Su trabajo en el cine no le llena y no le va tan bien como debiera. Durante los casi diez años que dura el tráfico de cartas con su hija, Fitzgerald se muda infinidad de veces y va allá donde lo contratan para escribir guiones de cine que no siempre llegan a buen puerto. Es un hombre mayor que encima ve a lo lejos cómo su hija hace lo que hacen todas las adolescentes: vivir la vida a tope sin mirar atrás. Las idas y venidas de Scottie, sus líos (llegó a ser expedientada en Vassar, aunque nunca llegaron a expulsarla), sus suspensos, su pereza a la hora de entregar los trabajos y de leer la enorme lista de libros que le impone su padre… Todo esto provoca en Fitzgerald una frustración tremenda, la típica del padre que sabe que su hija “vale más que eso”. Y no se molesta en esconderlo. Sus cartas son severas y directas y, sobre todo, cuando se trata de hablar de dinero, no se anda con paños calientes. Las termina, eso sí, siempre con una rúbrica cariñosa, un “Papi” que nos recuerda que el escritor era, antes que educador y vigilante, un padre cariñoso. Gracias a estas cartas vemos cómo el empeño de Fitzgerald obtiene resultado a medida que Scottie se hace mayor y el lapso entre cartas se acorta, Scottie va aceptando sus consejos y desde las letras del padre vemos cómo la hija se convierte en persona al mismo tiempo. Y así, estas “Cartas a mi hija” se desvelan como un precioso tesoro que nos sirve no sólo para conocer cómo era Fitzgerald en las distancias realmente cortas sino para presenciar una bonita relación entre padre e hija que confirma en todas las casas cuecen habas… Aunque sea a ritmo de jazz.
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BBC Sincerely F Scott Fitzgerald

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

Correspondence Of F Scott Fitzgerald

F rancis Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, He was educated at Princeton University and served in the U. Army from to , attaining the rank of second lieutenant. In Fitzgerald married Zelda Sayre, a young woman of the upper class, and they had a daughter, Frances. Fitzgerald is perhaps best known for his short stories and novels, but his many contributions to American literature also include plays, poetry, music, and letters.

What is the secret of great writing? For David Foster Wallace, it was about fun. For Henry Miller, about discovery. Susan Sontag saw it as self-exploration. Many literary greats anchored it to their daily routines. And yet, the answer remains elusive and ever-changing. In the fall of , Radcliffe College sophomore Frances Turnbull sent her latest short story to family friend F.

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“Nothing any good isn’t hard.”

The first group consists of letters to friends; the second of letters to his daughter. In most of the letters of the first group, the spelling and punctuation have been left as they were in the originals, except for the uniform italicization of titles of books and magazines and the insertion of missing ends of parentheses. But bronchitis interposed its highly annoying hand and spoiled it. I am in a particularly despondent and dissipated mood. Outside the sun is shining but I am perfectly positive it is only doing it out of spite. In the church across the way they are singing hymns.

At 23, F. Fitzgerald died young, at And as St. There were appalling scenes at airports, hospitalizations, suicide attempts. Friends grew leery of giving the couple their home addresses. In , Zelda was first hospitalized after a breakdown the diagnosis was schizophrenia but there is now a prevalent belief that she suffered from bipolar disorder and she would remain institutionalized for much of her life, dying in , in a hospital fire. The editors, Jackson R.

A vibrant self-portrait of an artist whose work was his life. In this new collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's letters, edited by leading Fitzgerald scholar and biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli, we see through his own words the artistic and emotional maturation of one of America's most enduring and elegant authors. A Life in Letters is the most comprehensive volume of Fitzgerald's letters -- many of them appearing in print for the first time.

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