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 Post subject: Can any librarians or bookworms help?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:27 am 
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I have spent three hours having a literary hallucination.

Many many years ago I read what I thought was Zelda Fitzgeralds autobiography. I went to recommend it to a friend (with the actual title and perhaps a place to purchase it) and it does not actually seem to exist.

I would have read the book in the very late 80's so it would be older than that.

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 Post subject: Re: Can any librarians or bookworms help?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:37 am 
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I didn't think there was an autobiography (though I could be wrong). Save Me The Waltz, the novel she wrote, is semi-autobiographical. Could that be what you remember?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Save-The-Waltz- ... 741&sr=8-1

Also, I think Nancy Mitford did a biography.

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 Post subject: Re: Can any librarians or bookworms help?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:39 am 
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I don't know of any autobiography either. The most common biography I'd say is Nancy Milford's.


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 Post subject: Re: Can any librarians or bookworms help?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:41 am 
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while I can't help with Zelda, since we have the expert panel here:
does anyone know where I can find what I remember to be a Garcia Marquez short story about Shakespeare? That ends with God talking to him, or something similar?

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 Post subject: Re: Can any librarians or bookworms help?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:45 am 
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Yes, the Nancy Milford bio Zelda is excellent and was her PhD thesis (published in 1970). That, to me, is the definitive bio on Zelda. Still excellent today!

Save Me the Waltz is Zelda's semi-autobiographical novel and was written in the 1930s.

There is also Invented Lives: F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald published 1984 by James Mellow (Scott and Zelda focused)

And Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald: A Marriage: Sometimes Madness is Wisdom by Kendall Taylor (again, more about the particulars of their union than Zelda as a subject alone).

If there are further biographies or autobios on Zelda please let me know as I read extensively on her and Scott and it has escaped my notice!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:48 am 
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There is also a letter collection Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda which is a lovely collection of letters between the two. Zelda herself is a marvelous writer and it's really evident here! Also, there are more letters from Zelda in this collection as many of Scott's letters to her seem to have been lost.

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 Post subject: Re: Can any librarians or bookworms help?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:56 am 
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If there are further biographies or autobios on Zelda please let me know as I read extensively on her and Scott and it has escaped my notice!

Zelda Fitzgerald : her voice in paradise by Sally Cline and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald : an American woman's life by Linda Wagner-Martin?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:59 am 
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seitanicverses wrote:

If there are further biographies or autobios on Zelda please let me know as I read extensively on her and Scott and it has escaped my notice!

Someone reccommended Zelda Fitzgerald: The Tragic, Meticulously Researched Biography of the Jazz Age's High Priestess by Sally Cline to me recently, but I haven't got round to it yet, so can't say if it's any good.

http://www.amazon.com/Zelda-Fitzgerald- ... ally+cline

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:06 am 
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Thank you!

Having read it so many years ago... my brain muddled it all I think. I will check out everything here!

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 Post subject: Re: Can any librarians or bookworms help?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:07 am 
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Thanks, Jogirl and fruitbat! I am ordering those from the liberry, stat!!!

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