Zelda Fitzgerald

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  • Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt

When he discovered that Zelda had written and was about to publish a novel, Save Me the Waltz, Scott Fitzgerald was furious, accusing her of sharing too much of their personal life and appropriating material he was going to use in his own manuscript, Tender Is the Night. He ordered her editor to consult him first before continuing with publication. “My God,” he wrote, “my books made her a legend and her single intention in this somewhat thin portrait is to make me a nonentity” (F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters 209). In the brief but brilliant canon that is Zelda Fitzgerald's, one thing is absolutely clear: her work is as intimately connected with that of her husband's as his is with hers. If she …

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Shurbutt, Sylvia Bailey. "Zelda Fitzgerald". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 January 2005
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