The Crack-up, by F.S.Fitzgerald

This other novel by F.S.Fitzgerald is a collection of 3 article-essays published in 1945. The articles were later collected and put together by Edmund Wilson.

The title of this book is a metaphor of the psychological crisis that was suffering Fitzgerald himself due to many reasons but maybe, as I see it, the most powerful problem for him at that time was his dangerous addiction to alcohol.

In this book, Fitzgerald asks desperately for help and so he receives a variety of answers.

This is a very good work despite the continuous depression in which you can see its author, perhaps that’s what I found a bit too tiring.

However, this in, in my opinion, the books that shows in more detail the real feeling of this author from almost the beginning of his career.

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