:) I’ll keep posting all the interesting quotes I find! If I could, I would hand out copies of this book to people on…
We could be proselytizers spreading the gospel of Zelda Fitzgerald to the masses.
I signed up on two separate sites to try and get the Hartnett book. So maybe the publisher will see there is interest and print another edition.
Sadly my only friend still in college lives a long way away (I feel so old). Maybe you can type it out on tumblr so we can all read it?
Scott, Scottie, and Zelda Fitzgerald in Annecy, France July 1931
1930s men’s fashion
Scottie Lanahan on her father, F Scott Fitzgerald
Scottie the Daughter of pg 276
Sometimes I see posts in the tags that while not wrong aren’t exactly right. I want to correct them but I fear being pedantic. For instance Zelda’s body was identified by her body being on the bed, not just the slipper. But the slipper story sounds much more romantic I guess. Another one I saw is that Scott thought that The Great Gatsby was a failure. While he did think that the novel didn’t do that bad in sales. It didn’t match up to The Beautiful and the Damned or others, but it had modest sales. And then there are the people who mix up Francis Scott Fitzgerald (Scott) with Frances Scott Fitzgerald (Scottie) which is totally Scott’s fault anyway.
Edit: Speaking of this there is a post in the F Scott Fitzgerald (for some reason they didn’t tag Zelda) tag that calls Zelda a femme fatale. I don’t think you know what that word means.
-Koula Svokos Hartnett, Zelda Fitzgerald and the Failure of the American Dream for Women
(For the people whom I see constantly romanticizing the Fitzgeralds’ marriage—it was deeply fractured!)