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Compiled and published after Fitzgerald’s death by his friend, the prominent critic and editor Edmund Wilson, The Crack-Up is a collection of personal essays, notes and letters that chronicle the late author’s state of mind in his darkest moments. In turns philosophical and personal, these musings lay bare the anguish and turmoil of a life falling apart, yet manifest a degree of hope for the future and a determination to hang on.
Providing invaluable insight into the final years of the Jazz Age’s most iconic figures, The Crack-Up demonstrates that the author of The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night did not only excel in the field of fiction.
He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a generation.
The New York Times
Considered one of the finest American writers of the twentieth century, F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was the author of various novels and short stories chronicling life in the US during the Roaring Twenties.