With Other Miscellaneous Pieces, Excerpts From Note-books and Letters by F. Scott Fitzgerald Together With Letters to Fitzgerald From Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, T.S. Eliot, Thomas Wolfe, and John Dos Passos, and Essays and Poems by Paul Rosenfeld, Glenway Wescott, John Dos Passos, John Peale Bishop, and Edmund Wilson
"A self-portrait of a great writer's rise and fall, intensely personal and etched with F. Scott Fitzgerald's signature blend of romance and realism, The Crack-Up tells the story of his sudden descent at the age of thirty-nine from glamorous success to empty despair, and his determined recovery. This revealing collection of Fitzgerald's most visceral essays--and of letters to and from his friends... tells of a man with charm and talent to burn, whose gaiety and genius made him a living symbol of the Jazz Age, and whose recklessness took him down." -- Page  cover.