Phillips Oppenheim , Early Success , F. In the best sense one stays young. Once in the mids I was driving along the High Corniche Road through the twilight with the whole French Riviera twinkling on the sea below. As far ahead as I could see was Monte Carlo, and though it was out of season and there were no Grand Dukes left to gamble and E.
Fitzgerald: My Lost City : Personal Essays, 1920-1940
My Lost City: Personal Essays by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Scott Fitzgerald was once just like millions of New Yorkers before and after him: a struggling writer trying to make his mark. In a posthumous essay collection called My Lost City , he chronicled his move here in —renting a room, working at an ad agency, and waiting for Zelda Sayre to leave Alabama and marry him:. The returning troops marched up Fifth Avenue and girls were instinctively drawn east and north towards them—this was the greatest nation and there was gala in the air. I was a failure—mediocre at advertising work and unable to get started as a writer. Hating the city, I got roaring, weeping drunk on my last penny and went home….
My Lost City by F Scott Fitzgerald
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Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, were guilty of many things. They were impetuous, they were known to drink too much, and they were prone to bouts of serious depression and self-destructive behavior, but no one could ever accuse them of frugality. In the young couple he was twenty-seven, she was twenty-three set sail for France. Hauling along seventeen pieces of luggage and a complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica , they rented an enormous stone villa that rested 2. Ironically, it was there—some thousand miles away from home, in his comfortable perch in the French Mediterranean—that Scott wrote what was arguably the most important American novel of the age: The Great Gatsby.