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A life in letters

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New York : Simon & Schuster, 1995.
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xxii, 503 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
813 F553L 1995
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. The fullness of the selection and the chronological arrangement make this collection the closest thing to an autobiography that Fitzgerald ever wrote.
While many readers are familiar with Fitzgerald's legendary "jazz age" social life and his friendships with Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Edmund Wilson, and other famous authors, few are aware of his writings about his life and his views on writing. Letters to his editor Maxwell Perkins illustrate the development of Fitzgerald's literary sensibility; those to his friend and competitor Ernest Hemingway reveal their difficult relationship. The most poignant letters here were written to his wife, Zelda, from the time of their courtship in Montgomery, Alabama, during World War I to her extended convalescence in a sanatorium near Asheville, North Carolina. Fitzgerald is by turns affectionate and proud in his letters to his daughter, Scottie, at college in the East while he was struggling in Hollywood.
For readers who think primarily of Fitzgerald as a hard-drinking playboy for whom writing was effortless, these letters show his serious, painstaking concerns with creating realistic, durable art.
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1st Touchstone ed.
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"A Touchstone book."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Fitzgerald, F. S. 1., & Bruccoli, M. J. 1. (1995). A life in letters. 1st Touchstone ed. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fitzgerald, F. Scott 1896-1940 and Matthew J. 1931-2008. Bruccoli. 1995. A Life in Letters. New York: Simon & Schuster.

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Fitzgerald, F. Scott 1896-1940 and Matthew J. 1931-2008. Bruccoli, A Life in Letters. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.

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Fitzgerald, F. Scott 1896-1940., and Matthew J. 1931-2008 Bruccoli. A Life in Letters. 1st Touchstone ed. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. Print.

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