The Authority Of Failure

A celebration of the life and work of the great American novelist F Scott Fitzgerald, author of `The Great Gatsby', `Tender Is the Night' and `The Last Tycoon'. Julian Evans retraces three ill-fated journeys made by the author, whose fantastic creativity depended so fatally on his own perceived failures: his disastrous marriage to Zelda, his difficult relationship with Hemingway, and his turbulent last days in Hollywood. With contributions from Harold Bloom, Jay Mcinerney, Alfred Kazin, George Plimpton, Brendan Gill, and the author's friends Budd Schulberg and Frances Ring.

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