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The Crack-up

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A self-portrait of a great writer 's rise and fall, intensely personal and etched with Fitzgerald's signature blend of romance and realism.

The Crack-Up tells the story of Fitzgerald's sudden descent at the age of thirty-nine from glamorous success to empty despair, and his determined recovery. Compiled and edited by Edmund Wilson shortly after F. Scott Fitzgerald's death, this revealing collection of his essays - as well as letters to and from Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, T.S. Eliot, John Dos Passos - tells of a man with charm and talent to burn, whose gaiety and genius made him a living symbol of the Jazz Age, and whose recklessness brought him grief and loss. "Fitzgerald's physical and spiritual exhaustion is described brilliantly," noted The New York Review of Books: "the essays are amazing for the candor."

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Hardback Editions

1956 : Hardback

Title: The Crack Up
Author(s): F Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, T S Eliot, Thomas Wolfe, John Dos Passos, Paul Rosenfeld, Glenway Wescott, John Peale Bishop, Edmund Wilson, Edmund Wilson
Publisher: New Directions
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: The Crack-up
Author(s): F Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN: 1-84749-718-7 / 978-1-84749-718-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Classics
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Kindle Editions

February 2009 : USA Kindle edition

Title: The Crack-Up
Author(s): F Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson
Publisher: New Directions
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