F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Crack-Up (2229 words)

The Crack-Up (1945) was a volume that drew together previously uncollected material by and about F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940). It includes eight articles; many extracts from his notebooks; letters to friends and to his daughter, Frances Scott (“Scottie”) Fitzgerald (1921-86); three letters from older writers about The Great Gatsby (1925); two letters from writers of his own generation; and three essays, and two poems, about Fitzgerald. The collection was edited by Fitzgerald’s friend from his undergraduate days at Princeton University, the leading critic Edmund Wilson (1895-1972), who also provided its “Dedication” in the form of a poem. In the volume’s title article, Fitzgerald described Wilson as the man …

Tredell, Nicolas. "The Crack-Up". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 November 2012
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