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Nov 12, In Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald set sail for Paris. There Zelda developed a relationship with Edouard Jozan, a young French aviator she On April 23, , Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald suffered a mental breakdown in Paris. Zelda Fitzgerald was an American socialite, novelist, painter and wife of author F. Scott 1 Early life and family background; 2 F. Scott Fitzgerald; 3 Marriage Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Zelda Sayre was the youngest of six children. Apr 3, On April 3, , Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald married Zelda Sayre on a traces of their relationship reflected in almost every novel Fitzgerald.
Zelda Sayre was born in Montgomery, Alabama in Her father, Anthony Dickinson Sayre [ PDF ], worked as a lawyer, representative in the Alabama state legislature, state senator, city judge, and justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama. Her friends described her as fearless, daring, and attention-seeking. Later, when she was living with her husband in New York, her carefree spirit and profligate behavior such as jumping into fountains fully clothed became a symbol of the s.
Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, with their daughter, Scottie. Scott Fitzgerald was reportedly a toxic one, complete with alcoholism, mutual infidelity, and jealousy. Zelda accused her husband of having a gay relationship with his friend and fellow writer Ernest Hemingway, and she had nervous breakdowns throughout their marriage. When he heard the novel had been accepted, Scott wrote to his editor Maxwell Perkinsurging an accelerated release: Zelda agreed to marry him once the book was published;  he, in turn, promised to bring her to New York with "all the iridescence of the beginning of the world.
Patrick's Cathedralthey married. Scott saw the novel's publication as the way to Zelda's heart. They were ordered to leave both the Biltmore Hotel and the Commodore Hotel for their drunkenness. When Dorothy Parker first met them, Zelda and Scott were sitting atop a taxi. Parker said, "They did both look as though they had just stepped out of the sun; their youth was striking.
Everyone wanted to meet him. Publicly, this meant little more than napping when they arrived at parties, but privately it increasingly led to bitter fights. They decided to go to Scott's home in St. Paul, Minnesota to have the baby. Isn't she smart—she has the hiccups. I hope it's beautiful and a fool—a beautiful little fool. Then ask if there are any eggs, and if so try and persuade the cook to poach two of them.
It is better not to attempt toast, as it burns very easily. Also, in the case of bacon, do not turn the fire too high, or you will have to get out of the house for a week.
Serve preferably on china plates, though gold or wood will do if handy. Although some writers have said that Scott's diaries include an entry referring to "Zelda and her abortionist", there is, in fact, no such entry. Zelda's thoughts on the second pregnancy are unknown, but in the first draft of The Beautiful and Damnedthe novel Scott was completing, he wrote a scene in which the main female character Gloria believes she is pregnant and Anthony suggests she "talk to some woman and find out what's best to be done.
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Most of them fix it some way. In her review, she made joking reference to the use of her diaries in Scott's work, but the lifted material became a genuine source of resentment: It seems to me that on one page I recognized a portion of an old diary of mine which mysteriously disappeared shortly after my marriage, and, also, scraps of letters which, though considerably edited, sound to me vaguely familiar. Fitzgerald—I believe that is how he spells his name—seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.
Though ostensibly a piece about the decline of the flapper lifestyle, Zelda's biographer Nancy Milford wrote that the essay was "a defense of her own code of existence. The Flapper awoke from her lethargy of sub-deb-ism, bobbed her hair, put on her choicest pair of earrings and a great deal of audacity and rouge and went into the battle.
She flirted because it was fun to flirt and wore a one-piece bathing suit because she had a good figure Mothers disapproved of their sons taking the Flapper to dances, to teas, to swim and most of all to heart. She helped Scott write the play The Vegetable, but when it flopped the Fitzgeralds found themselves in debt.
Scott wrote short stories furiously to pay the bills, but became burned out and depressed. After six weeks, Zelda asked for a divorce. Scott at first demanded to confront Jozan, but instead dealt with Zelda's demand by locking her in their house, until she abandoned her request for divorce. Jozan did not know she'd asked for a divorce. He left the Riviera later that year, and the Fitzgeralds never saw him again.
Later in life he told Zelda's biographer Milford that any infidelity was imaginary: He writes of lost illusions in The Great Gatsby as his lost certainty in Zelda's fidelity. The book reflected the dramatized pivotal aspects of his and Zelda's love, of courtship, break, restoration with financial success, and the Jozan betrayal: In September, Zelda overdosed on sleeping pills.
The couple never spoke of the incident, and refused to discuss whether or not it was a suicide attempt. Scott returned to writing, finishing The Great Gatsby in October. They attempted to celebrate with travel to Rome and Capribut both were unhappy and unhealthy. When he received the proofs from his novel he fretted over the title: It was Zelda who preferred The Great Gatsby.
Hemingway and Scott Fitzgerald became firm friends, but Zelda and Hemingway disliked each other from their very first meeting, and she openly described him as "bogus,"  "that fairy with hair on his chest" and "phoney as a rubber check.
Beautiful - and damned: the tumultuous marriage of F Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda
In an embellishment, the Fitzgeralds told the Hemingways that the affair ended when Jozan committed suicide. Gertrude SteinAlice B. ToklasRobert McAlmon and others.
There is no evidence that either was homosexual, but Scott nonetheless decided to have sex with a prostitute to prove his heterosexuality. Zelda found condoms that he had purchased before any encounter occurred, and a bitter fight ensued, resulting in lingering jealousy. I sat next to Zelda, who was at her iridescent best.
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Some of Scott's friends were irritated; others were enchanted, by her. I was one of the ones who were charmed. She had the waywardness of a Southern belle and the lack of inhibitions of a child. She talked with so spontaneous a color and wit—almost exactly in the way she wrote—that I very soon ceased to be troubled by the fact that the conversation was in the nature of a 'free association' of ideas and one could never follow up anything.
I have rarely known a woman who expressed herself so delightfully and so freshly: It evaporated easily, however, and I remember only one thing she said that night: She would often interrupt him when he was working, and the two grew increasingly miserable throughout the s.
Scott had become severely alcoholic, Zelda's behavior became increasingly erratic, and neither made any progress on their creative endeavors. He wrote to and visited Zelda in Montgomery whenever he had the chance.
The two were tentatively engaged and eager to conquer New York together, but there was an issue: Her mother genuinely liked Scott, but worried about the realities that would come with marrying a struggling writer. One day, the engagement was called off.
Some say Zelda broke it off because she was tired of waiting or that she felt too much pressure from Scott.
As the story goes, she accidentally sent a sentimental note for another man, a young golfer, to Scott. He came down to Montgomery on the next train and begged Zelda to marry him immediately. He worked on his writing and took a job repairing car roofs for the Northern Pacific Railway until, finally, Scribner decided to publish his first novel.
Scott recalls the day in The Crack-Up, his collection of essays: That week the postman rang and rang, and I paid off my terrible small debts, bought a suit, and woke up every morning with a world of ineffable toploftiness and promise. The manuscript was accepted on September 16,and Scott tried to rush the publication of the book as soon as possible with the notion that it would win the affection of Zelda. But the publication for This Side of Paradise stayed scheduled as planned for March 27,