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By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author note: a brand new assortment edited and annotated via Matthew J. Bruccoli
Publish yr note: First released March 1st 1980
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A brilliant self-portrait of an artist whose paintings used to be his life.

In this new selection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's letters, edited via major Fitzgerald student and biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli, we see via his personal phrases the inventive and emotional maturation of 1 of America's so much enduring and chic authors. A lifestyles in Letters is the main accomplished quantity of Fitzgerald's letters -- a lot of them showing in print for the 1st time. The fullness of the choice and the chronological association make this assortment the nearest factor to an autobiography that Fitzgerald ever wrote.

While many readers are conversant in Fitzgerald's mythical "jazz age" social lifestyles and his friendships with Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Edmund Wilson, and different recognized authors, few are conscious of his writings approximately his existence and his perspectives on writing. Letters to his editor Maxwell Perkins illustrate the advance of Fitzgerald's literary sensibility; these to his buddy and competitor Ernest Hemingway demonstrate their tough dating. the main poignant letters right here have been written to his spouse, Zelda, from the time in their courtship in Montgomery, Alabama, in the course of global struggle I to her prolonged convalescence in a hospital close to Asheville, North Carolina. Fitzgerald is through turns affectionate and proud in his letters to his daughter, Scottie, in school within the East whereas he used to be suffering in Hollywood.

For readers who imagine basically of Fitzgerald as a hard-drinking playboy for whom writing used to be easy, those letters convey his critical, painstaking issues with developing lifelike, sturdy art.

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