On Booze

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A collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best drinking stories makes this the most intoxicating New Directions Pearl yet!
“First you take a drink,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once noted, “then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” Fitzgerald wrote alcohol into almost every one of his stories. On Booze gathers debutantes and dandies, rowdy jazz musicians, lost children and ragtime riff-raff into a newly compiled collection taken from The Crack-Up, and other works never before...

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Overview

A collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best drinking stories makes this the most intoxicating New Directions Pearl yet!
“First you take a drink,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once noted, “then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” Fitzgerald wrote alcohol into almost every one of his stories. On Booze gathers debutantes and dandies, rowdy jazz musicians, lost children and ragtime riff-raff into a newly compiled collection taken from The Crack-Up, and other works never before published by New Directions. On Booze portrays “The Jazz Age” as Fitzgerald experienced it: roaring, rambunctious, and lush — with quite a hangover.

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Editorial Reviews

The New Yorker
“Smart, sophisticated, and evocative.”
Ernest Hemingway
“His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings.”
Raymond Chandler
“His writing is a kind of subdued magic, controlled and exquisite, the sort of thing you get from good string quartets.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811219266
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Series: New Directions Pearls Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 401,432
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1941) was one of the literary titans of the 20th century. A member of the “Lost Generation” of the 1920s, Fitzgerald’s writings best captured what he termed “The Jazz Age,” a period of declining traditional American values, prohibition and speakeasies, and great leaps in modernist trends.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 24, 1896
    2. Place of Birth:
      St. Paul, Minnesota
    1. Date of Death:
      December 21, 1940

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