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Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald 0684178176 9780684178172
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F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in a friends copy of Tender Is the Night, If you liked The Great Gatsby, for Gods sake read this. Gatsby was a tour de force but this is a confession of faith. Set in the South of France in the decade after World War I, Tender Is the Night is the story of a brilliant and magnetic psychiatrist named Dick Diver; the bewitching, wealthy, and dangerously unstable mental patient, Nicole, who becomes his wife; and the beautiful, harrowing ten-year pas de deux they act out along the border between sanity and madness. In Tender Is the Night, Fitzgerald deliberately set out to write the most ambitious and far-reaching novel of his career, experimenting radically with narrative conventions of chronology and point of view and drawing on early breakthroughs in psychiatry to enrich his account of the makeup and breakdown of character and culture. Tender Is the Night is also the most intensely, even painfully, autobiographical of Fitzgeralds novels; it smolders with a dark, bitter vitality because it is so utterly true. This account of a caring man who disintegrates under the twin strains of his wifes derangement and a lifestyle that gnaws away at his sense of moral values offers an authorial cri de coeur, while Dick Divers downward spiral into alcoholic dissolution is an eerie portent of Fitzgeralds own fate. F. Scott Fitzgerald literally put his soul into Tender Is the Night, and the novels lack of commercial success upon its initial publication in 1934 shattered him. He would die six years later without having published another novel, and without knowing that Tender Is the Night would come to be seen as perhaps its authors most poignant masterpiece. In Mabel Dodge Luhans words, it raised him to the heights of a modern Orpheus.

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Language: English

Edition: 1st Scribner Classic/Collier

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 313

Publisher: Scribner Paper Fiction

Publication Date: 1982-11-01

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