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Alabama Song [Paperback]

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The 2007 recipient of the Prix Goncourt (France's most prestigious literary prize). The turbulent relationship of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald as seen by Zelda is brought to life in a brilliant blend of fiction and reality.

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Pages   189
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.95" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.71"
Weight:   0.53 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 23, 2007
Publisher   Gallimard
ISBN  2715226454  
ISBN13  9782715226456  

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upcoming bio on Zelda Fitzgerald and Edouard Jozan  Jan 22, 2008
Thanks to the wonderful reception Alabama Song has received there is great interest in the forthcoming non fiction story of the affair between Zelda Fitzgerald and Edouard Jozan.

Kendall Taylor's new book Perilous Interlude (working title) concerning the affair of Zelda Fitzgerald and Edouard Jozan promises to be an important and fascinating addition to literary biography. Her approach is to examine the story of Zelda Fitzgerald's relationship with Jozan and the impact it had on Scott Fitzgerald's and Zelda's writing, the lives of the Fitzgeralds and their marriage. Although it is well known that Zelda was in some way involved with Jozan, and that this episode was important to the Fitzgeralds' relationship, the exact nature of Zelda and Edouard's involvement has never really been settled. Until now there has not been wide agreement about the importance of this involvement to the Fitzgeralds' lives and works. Taylor admits that she did not appreciate the importance of this episode when she wrote Sometimes Madness is Wisdom, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald; A Marriage, her previous well received study of the Fitzgeralds. She has since determined that Jozan was the initial inspiration for the character of Gatsby, and the affair a key element in Fitzgerald's writing of the novel. She is able to compare Jozan to characters in the Fitzgeralds' writing in ways that no previous scholar has been able to do.

Through acquaintance with Jozan's daughter and son, Taylor has unearthed previously unavailable biographical details about Jozan, his life, and his relationship to the Fitzgeralds as well as many previously unpublished photographs. On the basis of this new knowledge, she now believes that Zelda was deeply involved emotionally with Jozan and that this involvement influenced the rest of the Fitzgeralds' life together -- that it poisoned their relationship and instigated the deterioration that led to Zelda's hospitalization for mental illness.

Taylor's discoveries about the centrality of Edouard Jozan to the Fitzgeralds' lives and writing will provide a better understanding of one of America's greatest novelists.
wait for the non fiction version  Jan 14, 2008
Noted Zelda Fitzgerald biographer Kendall Taylor has just completed the non fiction account of the love affair between Zelda and Edouard Jozan with the cooperation of his family and many heretofore unpublished photos. Watch for it.

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