THE CRACK-UP, With other Uncollected Pieces, Note-Books and Unpublished Letters. F. Scott Fitzgerald.
THE CRACK-UP, With other Uncollected Pieces, Note-Books and Unpublished Letters

THE CRACK-UP, With other Uncollected Pieces, Note-Books and Unpublished Letters

New York: New Directions, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, fifth printing (circa 1949) with the publisher's 333 Sixth Avenue address on the copyright page. 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 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. Octavo. Original beige cloth binding, with dark brown titles. The dust jacket is price-clipped, with some general browning along the spine and extremities and an inch and a quarter piece missing from the spine heel. Bruccoli A20.1.e. Very good / Good. Item #66096

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