BookBrowse Reviews Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Fowler

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

by Therese Fowler

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
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    Mar 2013, 352 pages
    Mar 2014, 384 pages

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Poornima Apte

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F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, the glamorous power couple that captured the public's imagination in the Jazz Age, occupies center stage in Therese Ann Fowler's new book, simply called Z.

When it comes to American literature's golden "it" couple, it was hard to tell if life imitated art or if it was the other way around. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "Sometimes, I don't know whether Zelda and I are real or whether we are characters from one of my own novels." The glamorous power couple that captured the public's imagination in the Jazz Age occupies center stage in Therese Ann Fowler's new book, simply called Z. Zelda narrates the heartbreaking love story, and while this is fiction, much of it stays true to the Fitzgeralds' real-life trajectory from a young couple madly in love, to their excesses, and eventual falls.

Many who pick up the book might be familiar with – or partial to – one or the other Fitzgerald. In the afterword, the author mentions that both Scott and Zelda had reputations as being the other's muse but were also the reason for their downfall. ...

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Movie lovers might find much to love in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," which is set in this era. The "Fitzgeralds" make an appearance in this memorable scene with actor Owen Wilson:

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