Zelda: a biography

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Harper & Row, 1970 - Biography & Autobiography - 424 pages
Zelda Sayre began as a Southern beauty, became an international wonder, and died by fire in a madhouse. With her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, she moved in a golden aura of excitement, romance, and promise. The epitome of the Jazz Age, together they rode the crest of the era: to its collapse and their own.From years of exhaustive research, Nancy Milford brings alive the tormented, elusive personality of Zelda and clarifies as never before her relationship with Scott Fitzgerald. Zelda/em traces the inner disintegration of a gifted, despairing woman, torn by the clash between her husband's career and her own talent.

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

All the dirt on one of the most tumultuous relationships in literature. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda had one of those love/hate relationships that we all recognize as being ultimately doomed. Takes us back to the jazz age, throws in a bunch of alcohol, and then stirs things up. Read full review

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User Review  - Sheila1957 - LibraryThing

The biography of Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. This book gives us a look at a literary couple during the 20's and 30's. I found it interesting but it bogged down at times with the ... Read full review

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Nancy Milford's "Zelda" was translated into twelve languages, sold over 1.4 million copies in five editions, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Award. She lives in New York and will be teaching at Princeton University in the fall.

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