On Booze

On Booze

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First you take a drink, F. Scott Fitzgerald once noted, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. Fitzgerald wrote alcohol into almost every one of his stories. On Booze gathers debutantes and dandies, rowdy jazz musicians, lost children and ragtime riff-raff into a newly compiled collection taken from The Crack-Up, and other works never before published by New Directions. On Booze portrays The Jazz Age as Fitzgerald experienced it: roaring, rambunctious, and lush with quite a hangover."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 117 x 178 x 10mm | 86g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0811219267
  • 9780811219266
  • 607,183

Review quote

Smart, sophisticated, and evocative.
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About F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896 in St. Paul (Minnesota) geboren, hatte nach den Studienjahren in Princeton mit 24 Jahren sein Ziel erreicht: Sein erster Roman 'Diesseits vom Paradies' machte ihn auf einen Schlag berühmt und reich, mit seiner Frau Zelda stand Fitzgerald im Mittelpunkt von Glanz und Glimmer. 'Der große Gatsby', sein heute meistgelesenes Buch, war jedoch ein finanzieller Flop. Alles endete im schrecklichen Kater der Wirtschaftskrise. Alkohol, Zank und Geldprobleme zerstörten die Ehe mit Zelda. Um Geld zu verdienen, ging Fitzgerald 1937 als Drehbuchautor nach Hollywood, wo er 1940 starb.
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Rating details

1,275 ratings
3.46 out of 5 stars
5 17% (220)
4 29% (365)
3 39% (498)
2 13% (162)
1 2% (30)
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