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These people are not F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
Kittyinva: 1920’s teal cut-velvet chiffon shawl. From Carolyn Forbes Textiles.
Women’s trousers dress, ca. 1910s.
Footage of the Fitzgeralds
The Fitzgerald’s Works Online
My Personal Favorite Biographies
I don’t want to hijack this person’s post so instead I’ll make my own (I swear this is not being passive aggressive I just don’t want to take over their post or start something).
I totally agree that Zelda shouldn’t be labeled a martyr. But we can talk about Zelda without taking away from other women writers. People can discuss and care about more than one thing at a time. It would be ridiculous if I was talking about Jane Austen for example and someone shouted ‘well what about Mary Wollstonecraft!’. If you are afraid of those other writers being lost to time then tell people about them, don’t tack it on to a story about something different.
Guess what I love Christina Rossetti but I don’t bring her up here because she has no place here. This blog is about Zelda Fitzgerald and the culture that surrounded her. I have brought up some cultural things she liked or would have seen, like the book The Salamander. In an article about The Fitzgeralds do we really have to say ‘don’t talk about Zelda cause it is taking away from other writers’? Why not tell people to stop reading, teaching, or talking about Scott because he overshadows other authors of his time?
And that line “did their work done and their selves expressed in even more resistant circumstances” made me see red. I hate this so much (I’m trying my hardest not to caps lock or just type a string of curses here). It’s the same as telling someone to get over their depression because someone else has a tragic life. Zelda had some really tragic times in her life and telling her (or telling her fans) that she didn’t go through anything and shouldn’t be celebrated but these women went through worse is just absurd. I don’t know about those two women he spoke about but just because one person has a tragic life it doesn’t take away the pain in your own life. No one would ever say the reverse, that you can’t be happy because someone has had a better life.
The more I see of this article the more I hate it.
yes. this article by adam gopnik, ugh. he was obviously bashing both scott and zelda fitzgerald. on the article gopnik said scott’s best work was “The Crack Up.” wtf? and the way he discredited zelda, it was as if zelda didn’t really suffer because she was famous for suffering. what the hell is wrong with this adam gopnik bastard?
There was so much of the article I wanted to rebuttal. I couldn’t even read the whole thing. I was either seething in rage or rolling my eyes at what I did read.
Celebrate Fitzgerald’s birthday by finding out how much you know about his life and work
8/10. Awwww yis.
Great Scott! You know your Fitz, old sport! Just don’t have too much bubbly celebrating his birthday today…
Okay, well, The Guardian, that was a little insensitive.
10/10 and I even guessed on two of them!