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Zelda Sayre began as a Southern beauty, became an international wonder, and died by fire in a madhouse. With her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, she moved in a golden aura of excitement, romance, and promise. The epitome of the Jazz Age, together they rode the crest of the era: to its collapse and their own.
From years of exhaustive research, Nancy Milford brings alive the tormented, elusive personality of Zelda and clarifies as never before her relationship with` Scott Fitzgerald. Zelda traces the inner disintegration of a gifted, despairing woman, torn by the clash between her husband's career and her own talent.
Nancy Milford was born in Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan. She published Zelda, her first book, in 1970. She holds both the M.A. and the Ph.D. from Columbia University where Zelda was her dissertation. It is now published in 11 languages. She has held a Guggenheim Fellowship in Biography, and has served on the boards of the Author's Guild, The Society of American Historians, Inc., and The Writers Room, of which she is a founder. She has also received visiting fellowships to Yale and Princeton Universities, been named a President's Fellow at Columbia University, and taught at Vassar, Bard, and Simon's Rock at Bard College.
This book is very informative and well-written. It was very well researched and easy to read. I learned a lot about Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. .Published on April 14 2013 by Robert Knuckle
the parts i didn't like were those that dealt with her books-if i wanted to read her books i would have ordered those-the author goes on and on about what Zelda wrote-which made no... Read morePublished on April 20 2011 by Mary Gina Machado
I absolutely adored this book. It is extremely depressing at times to read considering the life of the woman the book is based upon, but other than that, it was fascinating. Read morePublished on May 29 2003 by Amazon Customer
"Zelda:A Biography," by Nancy Milford, is a depressing story about a woman (with a few bats in her belfry) torn by the never-ending clash of her husband's career and her... Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2002 by "darciewithatude"