5 edition of The crack-up with other pieces and stories found in the catalog.
This collection originally published, in vol.2 of The Bodley HeadScott Fitzgerald. London , J. Lane, 1959.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 86 p. :|
|Number of Pages||45|
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One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. I saw that even my love for those closest to me had become only an attempt to love, that my casual relations—with an editor, a tobacco seller, the child of a friend, were only what I remembered I should do, from other days.
There was to be no more giving of myself—all giving was to be outlawed henceforth under a new name, and that name was Waste. Rating: not yet rated Subjects• It is something like this that keeps sane people from working. Public Reception The essays were published sequentially in the February, March, and April issues of Esquire, so though we might think of them as a single piece, you can see that Fitzgerald is aware of the reaction to the first essay in the second.
I didn't want to see any people at all. As long past as 1930, I had a hunch that the talkies would make even the best selling novelist as archaic as silent pictures. They were too nice to be "chickens" and too quickly off the farmlands to seize a place in the sun, but I remember going round blocks to catch a single glimpse of shining hair—the bright shock of a girl I'd never know.
In the first exhausted halt, I wondered whether I had ever thought.
" At one time or another there had been many people who had leaned on me, come to me in difficulties or written me from afar, believed implicitly in my advice and my attitude toward life. Once I had had a heart but that was about all I was sure of. —And cracked like an old plate as soon as I heard the news.
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"I can count on that. Available in full, below, it contains an outdated and potentially offensive description of race. " For a checkup of my spiritual liabilities indicated that I had no particular head to be bowed or unbowed.
But don't let me suggest that the change from a rather overstuffed world to a comparative asceticism was any Research Magnificent—I only wanted absolute quiet to think out why I had developed a sad attitude towards sadness, a melancholy attitude toward melancholy, and a tragic attitude toward tragedy— why I had become identified with the objects of my horror or compassion.
But in all these years I don't remember a moment of discouragement.