Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: An American Woman's Life

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: An American Woman's Life

by Linda Wagner-Martin


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Linda Wagner-Martin's Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald is a twenty-first century story. Using cultural and gender studies as contexts, Wagner-Martin brings new information to the story of the Alabama judge's daughter who, at seventeen, met her husband-to-be, Scott Fitzgerald. Swept away from her stable home life into Jazz Age New York and Paris, Zelda eventually learned to be a writer and a painter; and she came close to being a ballerina. An evocative portrayal of a talented woman's professional and emotional conflicts, this study contains extensive notes and new photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403934031
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/30/2004
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 251
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

Linda Wagner-Martin is Frank Borden Hanes Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. She has been a Guggenheim fellow, a Rockefeller awardee, and a resident at Bellagio, Bogliasco, and the Bunting Institute. She recently received the Hubbell Medal for lifetime service to American literature. Her 2013 A History of American Literature from 1950 to the Present is her 53rd book. She has written two other books for this series, one on Ernest Hemingway and the other, in both 1999 and 2003, on Sylvia Plath. She writes widely on twentieth-century American literature, biography, women's writing and pedagogy. Her publications include A Historical Guide to Ernest Hemingway (2000), William Faulkner: Six Decades of Criticism (2002), Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Hemingway: Eight Decades of Criticism (2009).

Table of Contents

Preface Zelda Sayre, Belle The Courtship Celebrity Couple Travels Europe Once More Hollywood and Ellerslie Zelda as Artist: Writer and Dancer The Crack-Up, 1930 On the Way To Being Cured The Phipps Clinic and Baltimore Zelda as Patient The Crack-Up, 1936 Endings Notes Bibliography Index

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Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: An American Woman's Life 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
edenkal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I got a lot more information about the life of Zelda Fitzgerald in this biography than the one by Nancy Milford. I definitely felt that Linda Wagner-Martin focused more on the life of Zelda than Scott and gave a lot more insight on what a talented and amazing person she really was. She wasn't just F. Scott Fitzgeralds crazy wife. I would definitely reccomend this book to anyone with an interest in the Fitzgeralds.
AdonisGuilfoyle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good biography, though with a rather bitter feminist leaning.