The Crack-Up

The Crack-Up

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New Directions #ad - Compiled and edited by Edmund Wilson shortly after F. Scott fitzgerald's death, edith wharton, this revealing collection of his essays—as well as letters to and from Gertrude Stein, 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.

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. 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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Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust New Directions Paperbook

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New Directions #ad - Her protector is an old man named Homer Simpson. A primer for big bad city disillusionment, unsparing in its portrayal of New York's debilitating entropy. The village Voice. Many critics consider it with F. Set in hollywood during the depression, technicians, tod Hackett, comes to California in the hope of a career as a painter for movie backdrops but soon joins the disenchanted second-rate actors, the narrator, laborers and other characters living on the fringes of the movie industry.

Tod finds work on a film called prophetically “The Burning of Los Angeles, ” and the dark comic tale ends in an apocalyptic mob riot outside a Hollywood premiere, as the system runs out of control. Tod tries to seduce Faye Greener; she is seventeen. Unable to find answers, and with his shaky Christianity ridiculed to razor-edged shards by his poisonous editor, he tumbles into alcoholism and a madness fueled by his own spiritual emptiness.

During his years in hollywood West wrote The Day of the Locust, a study of the fragility of illusion. Set in new york during the depression and probably west's most powerful work, Miss Lonelyhearts concerns a nameless man assigned to produce a newspaper advice column — but as time passes he begins to break under the endless misery of those who write in, begging him for advice.

Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust New Directions Paperbook #ad - With a new introduction by Jonathan Lethem. First published in 1933, as unnerving as a glob of black bile vomited up at a church social: empty, Miss Lonelyhearts remains one of the most shocking works of 20th century American literature, blasphemous, and horrific. Scott fitzgerald's unfinished masterpiece The Last Tycoon 1941 among the best novels written about Hollywood.

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The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

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Print On Demand #ad - It was written to make money and was indeed a commercial success. The autobiography of Alice B. They begin the war years in england but return to France, driving around France, volunteering for the American Fund for the French Wounded, helping the wounded and homeless. However, it attracted criticism, especially from those who appeared in the book and didn't like the way they were depicted.

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas #ad -  . Eliot after he finds one of her writings inappropriate. Toklas was written in 1933 by Gertrude Stein in the guise of an autobiography authored by Alice B. After the war Gertrude has an argument with T. Toklas, who was her lover. They become friends with Sherwood Anderson and Ernest Hemingway. S. It is a fascinating insight into the art scene in Paris as the couple were friends with Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

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The F. Scott Fitzgerald MEGAPACK ®: 46 Classic Works

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Wildside Press #ad - Sort by date to see the most recent additions. Included are:the jelly-beanthe camel's backmay dayporcelain and pinkthe diamond as big as the ritzthe curious case of benjamin buttontarquin of cheapside"o russet witch!"the lees of hAPPINESSMR. This volume assembles 46 classic works by F. Ickyjemina, the mountain girlthe offshore piratethe ice palacehead and shouldersthe cut-glass bowlbernice bobs her hairbenedictiondalyrimple goes wrongthe four fiststhe popular girltwo for a centwinter dreamsmyra meets his familythe beautiful and damnedthe side of paradisethe baltimore anti-christ essaypoor old marriage essaythe mystery of the raymond mortgagereade, substitute right halfa debt of honorthe room with the green blindsa luckless santa clauspain and the scientistthe trail of the dukethe usual thinglittle minnie mccloskeythe old frontiersmanthe spire and the gargoylethe diary of a sophomorethe prince of pestsprinceton—the last day poemsentiment—and the use of rougethe pierian springs and the last strawstaying up all night poemcedric the stokermarching streets poemif you enjoy this volume, ghost stories, check out other entries including literature, westerns, science fiction, mysteries, and much more in this best-selling series.

Search on "wildside Press Megapack" in your favorite ebook store to see the complete list. Scott fitzgerald, ranging from short stories to novels to poetry and essays.

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Facing Unpleasant Facts: Narrative Essays

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Mariner Books #ad - Essays by the author of 1984 on topics from “remembrances of working in a bookshop to recollections of fighting in the Spanish Civil War” Publishers Weekly. Whether detailing the horrors of orwell’s boyhood in an english boarding school or bringing to life the sights, sounds, and smells of the Spanish Civil War, these essays weave together the personal and the political in an unmistakable style that is at once plainspoken and brilliantly complex.

As soon as he began to write something, “it was as natural for Orwell to propose, ” comments George Packer in his foreword, generalize, argue, judge—in short, qualify, to think—as it was for Yeats to versify or Dickens to invent. Facing unpleasant facts charts orwell’s development as a master of the narrative-essay form and unites such classics as “Shooting an Elephant” with lesser-known journalism and passages from his wartime diary.

Facing Unpleasant Facts: Narrative Essays #ad - Organized chronologically, from 1931 through the late 1940s, these in-your-face writings showcase the power of this literary form. Publishers Weekly, starred review. Best known for his late-career classics animal farm and 1984, george Orwell—who used his given name, Eric Blair, in the earliest pieces of this collection aimed at the aficionado as well as the general reader—was above all a polemicist of the first rank.

George orwell was first and foremost an essayist, producing throughout his life an extraordinary array of short nonfiction that reflected—and illuminated—the fraught times in which he lived.

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The Last Tycoon: The Authorized Text

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Scribner #ad - It is the story of the young hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr, who was inspired by the life of boy-genius Irving Thalberg, and is an exposé of the studio system in its heyday. The last tycoon, edited by the renowned literary critic Edmund Wilson, was first published a year after Fitzgerald's death and includes the author's notes and outline for his unfinished literary masterpiece.

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A Moveable Feast

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#ad - A Moveable Feast #ad - A moveable feast is a memoir by american author Ernest Hemingway about his years as a struggling young migrant journalist and writer in Paris in the 1920s. The book, describes the author's apprenticeship as a young writer while he was married to his first wife, first published in 1964, Hadley Richardson.

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A Handful of Dust

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - A Handful of Dust #ad - After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last has grown bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony. In a novel that combines tragedy, and savage irony, comedy, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible mood of the "crazy and sterile generation" between the wars.

She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set.

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Short Stories Collection

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#ad - Short Stories Collection #ad - Scott fitzgerald:the curious case of benjamin buttonmy last flappersthe jelly-beanthe camel's backmay dayporcelain and pinkthe diamond as big as the ritztarquin of cheapside"o russet witch!"the lees oF HAPPINESSMR. This collection includes 19 classical short stories by a famous American writer F. Ickyjemina, the mountain girlthe offshore piratethe ice palace head and shouldersthe cut-glass bowlbernice bobs her hairbenedictiondalyrimple goes wrongthe four fists.

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The White Album: Essays

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Open Road Media #ad - Written in “a voice like no other in contemporary journalism, ” the White Album is a masterpiece of literary reportage and a fearless work of autobiography by the National Book Award–winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking The New York Times Book Review. In the iconic title essay, in her memory, she documents her uneasy state of mind during the years leading up to and following the Manson murders—a terrifying crime that, surprised no one.

New york times bestseller: an “elegant” mosaic of trenchant observations on the late sixties and seventies from the author of Slouching Towards Bethlehem The New Yorker. From a jailhouse visit to black panther party cofounder huey Newton to witnessing First Lady of California Nancy Reagan pretend to pick flowers for the benefit of news cameras, Didion captures the paranoia and absurdity of the era with her signature blend of irony and insight.

The White Album: Essays #ad - In this landmark essay collection, joan Didion brilliantly interweaves her own “bad dreams” with those of a nation confronting the dark underside of 1960s counterculture. Its power to electrify and inform remains undiminished nearly forty years after it was first published. She anatomizes the culture of shopping malls—“toy garden cities in which no one lives but everyone consumes”—and exposes the contradictions and compromises of the women’s movement.

She takes readers to the “giddily splendid” getty museum in los angeles, the cool mountains of Bogotá, and the Jordanian Desert, where Bishop James Pike went to walk in Jesus’s footsteps—and died not far from his rented Ford Cortina.  .

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays

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Open Road Media #ad - She paints indelible portraits of reclusive billionaire howard hughes and folk singer Joan Baez, ” and takes readers on eye-opening journeys to Death Valley, and Las Vegas, “a personality before she was entirely a person, Hawaii, “the most extreme and allegorical of American settlements. First published in 1968, slouching towards bethlehem has been heralded by the New York Times Book Review as “a rare display of some of the best prose written today in this country” and named to Time magazine’s list of the one hundred best and most influential nonfiction books.

 . It is the definitive account of a terrifying and transformative decade in American history whose discordant reverberations continue to sound a half-century later. In twenty razor-sharp essays that redefined the art of journalism, national book Award–winning author Joan Didion reports on a society gripped by a deep generational divide, from the “misplaced children” dropping acid in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district to Hollywood legend John Wayne filming his first picture after a bout with cancer.

Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays #ad - Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the united States, during a pivotal era of social change, and in particular California, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature’s most distinctive prose stylists is a modern classic. The “dazzling” and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of South and West and The Year of Magical Thinking The New York Times.

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