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Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald : an American woman's life

Author: Linda Wagner-Martin
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Linda Wagner-Martin has created a new kind of biography of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: Zelda's story from her perspective, instead of her famous husband's. This is the first biography to tell her entire life story, describing what it meant to be born in 1900, and then to be a "New Woman" in Montgomery, Alabama. Featuring for the first time information from the newly available archives at Princeton, Wagner-Martin vividly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Marriage
Biography
Named Person: Zelda Fitzgerald; F Scott Fitzgerald
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Wagner-Martin
ISBN: 1403934037 9781403934031
OCLC Number: 55067736
Description: xv pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The belle --
The courtship --
Celebrity couple --
Travels --
Europe once more --
Hollywood and Ellerslie --
Zelda as artist: dancer and writer --
The crack-up, 1930 --
On the way to being cured --
The Phipps clinic and Baltimore --
Zelda as patient --
The crack-up, 1936 --
Endings.
Responsibility: Linda Wagner-Martin.
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Linda Wagner-Martin has created a new kind of biography of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: Zelda's story from her perspective, instead of her famous husband's. This is the first biography to tell her entire life story, describing what it meant to be born in 1900, and then to be a "New Woman" in Montgomery, Alabama. Featuring for the first time information from the newly available archives at Princeton, Wagner-Martin vividly illustrates Zelda's psychiatric landscape. Detailed discussions of the roots of alcoholism and infidelity are juxtaposed with the first comprehensive critiques of Zelda's diverse artistic accomplishments as a dancer, short story writer, essayist and novelist. This is an evocative portrayal of a talented woman's professional and emotional conflicts, a story with as much relevance today as it had half a century ago.

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