Download Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: An American Woman's Life by Linda Wagner-Martin PDF

By Linda Wagner-Martin

Linda Wagner-Martin has created a brand new form of biography of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: Zelda's tale from her standpoint, rather than her recognized husband's. this can be the 1st biography to inform her whole existence tale, describing what it intended to be born in 1900, after which to be a "New girl" in Montgomery, Alabama. that includes for the 1st time details from the newly on hand data at Princeton, Wagner-Martin vividly illustrates Zelda's psychiatric panorama. distinct discussions of the roots of alcoholism and infidelity are juxtaposed with the 1st complete opinions of Zelda's varied inventive accomplishments as a dancer, brief tale author, essayist and novelist. this is often an evocative portrayal of a skilled woman's specialist and emotional conflicts, a narrative with as a lot relevance this present day because it had part a century in the past.

Show description

Read or Download Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: An American Woman's Life PDF

Similar authors books

Josephine Tey: A life

Josephine Tey was once the pen-name of Elizabeth waterproof coat (1896-1952). Born in Inverness, waterproof coat lived numerous ‘lives’: most sensible often called Golden Age Crime Fiction author ‘Josephine Tey’, she used to be additionally winning novelist and playwright ‘Gordon Daviot’. At one aspect, she had performs on at the same time within the West lead to London and on Broadway, or even wrote for Hollywood - all from her domestic within the north of Scotland.

Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man

The portrait Bowen paints of this arguable guy, Francis Bacon (1561-1626), balances the outward existence and activities of Bacon with the doubtless contradictory facets of his sophisticated philosophical reflections. As Lord Chancellor of britain, Bacon used to be impeached via Parliament for taking bribes in place of work, convicted, and banished from London and the legislations courts.

No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith

The 1st paperback version of the vintage biography of the founding father of the Mormon church, this publication makes an attempt to reply to the questions that proceed to enclose Joseph Smith. was once he a real prophet, or a talented fabulist who turned enthralled by way of the goods of his mind's eye and ended up being martyred for them?

Additional resources for Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: An American Woman's Life

Example text

Zelda too had learned to sew, and the concept of making clothes (or, later, of making draperies for the houses she lived in) came easily to her. Zelda’s party dresses were one of the reasons she found herself set apart from her beginning year at Lanier High School. Always more comfortable with boys than girls because of the kinds of games and sports they were likely to play, Zelda used the notion of difference to separate herself still further from the girls who would have been her likely companions—she did, however, have good girlfriends.

Living in the East, Fitzgerald traveled between St. Paul and the coast by train, and saw himself as one of the cosmopolitan Midwesterners who would rise to prominence through Eastern connections. He fell in love with Ginevra King, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy Chicago family;6 and from the eventual end of that romance, developed his belief that rich girls did not marry poor boys. What seemed to be Scott’s customary fate—that he was tolerated instead of liked, and that his dream of attaining a “top girl” to love was doomed to fail—began in his adolescence, and continued through his military career, where he described himself as being the worst aide-de-camp in history.

Fitzgerald had found several of the women on Fowler’s list and was dating them that summer. But he found Zelda on his own. The Montgomery Advertiser’s reference to Zelda’s becoming another Pavlowa indicates the place of serious dance in the American imagination: as much as becoming a movie star, girls in the States tried to become dancers. In her own sense of herself and her talents, Zelda was confident that she too could become an important dancer, or actress, or movie star. Her skittish happy life as someone’s date was not only fun; it was a kind of subtle preparation for the life of fame to come.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 26 votes