This comprehensive collection of Zelda Fitzgerald's work puts the Jazz-Age heroine in illuminating literary perspective. The volume includes Zelda's only published novel, Save Me the Waltz, an autobiographical account of the Fitzgeralds' adventures in Paris and on the Riviera; her celebrated farce, Scandalabra, eleven short stories; twelve articles; and the letters she wrote to her husband over the span of their courtship and marriage, revealing the couple's loving and turbulent relationship. The Collected Writings affirms Zelda Fitzgerald's place as a writer and as a symbol not only of the Lost Generation but of all generations as she struggled to define herself through her art.
Matthew J. Bruccoli is the foremost expert on F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. He has written or edited more than a score of books on the Fitzgeralds, including F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters, Some Sort of Epic Grandeur, and The Romantic Egoists. He is the Jefferies Professor of English at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Mary Gordon has most recently published Good Boys and Dead Girls, a collection of essays, and the novel Shadow Man.
"There are literary pleasures aplenty here--an offbeat intelligence, free-flowing wit, and sensuous, painterly descriptions." --The New York Times Book Review "An essential volume . . ., it presents Zelda as a highly expressive artist in her own right."--San Francisco Chronicle