Superzelda: The Graphic Life of Zelda Fitzgerald

Superzelda: The Graphic Life of Zelda Fitzgerald


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Dancer, painter, writer, muse, passionate lover, and freethinker, Zelda Fitzgerald is one of the most iconic figures of the Jazz Age. Born in Alabama in 1900, she was only 18 when she met F. Scott Fitzgerald, an ambitious young writer who would turn into one the greatest American authors of all time. Beautiful, talented, irreverent, extravagant, and alcohol-driven, the newly married couple took New York's high society and the whole literary world by storm. They traveled to France, Italy, and Africa; hung out with Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, and Gertrude Stein; managed to both charm and enrage most of the people they were acquainted with; and ended up destroying their love and themselves-Zelda was diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent more than a decade in psychiatric clinics, tragically dying at 48 in a fire.

Superzelda is a thoroughly researched work based on period photographs and documents, as well as on Zelda and Scott's writing. It is a biography, a love story, and a travelogue all wrapped into one. The beautiful two-color illustrations bring to life one of the most fascinating women, as well as eras, of the early 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935548270
Publisher: One Peace Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.88(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Tiziana Lo Porto is a journalist and translator who lives in Rome, Italy. Superzelda is her first graphic novel.

Daniele Marotta is a cartoonist who lives in Siena, Italy. Superzelda is his first graphic novel.

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