Friday, 3 February 2017

the crack-up

On Tuesday 9th August I finished The Crack-Up and other pieces and stories (a Penguin edition) by F Scott Fitzgerald. It didn't take me long; it's a thin volume of autobiographical pieces and some fiction presumably chosen for their autobiographical nature. It was interesting but nothing much more than that; perhaps at the time his being so revelatory was striking (though he's not that revelatory, given what is known about his life at the time, especially in relation to his drinking).