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The Crack-Up

In both his essay "The Crack-Up," and the book The Crack-Up, published after his death, F. Scott Fitzgerald ponders his various forms of "cracking up" in the 1930s. He and his wife Zelda went from...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2017, 1:31 am (UTC)

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The Crack-Up

The sudden blow that comes from within in “The Crack-Up” refers to the realization of a gradual process of breaking down that takes place inside the individual. External blows, those blows that...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2021, 10:45 am (UTC)

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The Crack-Up

The title essay, "The Crack-Up," was first published in Esquire magazine in 1936 and provides the heart of the essay collection published under its name. The opening line is "Of course all life is...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2020, 4:27 pm (UTC)

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