Text 23 Sep 464 notes F. Scott Fitzgerald Creates a List of 22 Essential Books, 1936

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In 1936 — perhaps the darkest year of his life — F. Scott Fitzgerald was convalescing in a hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, when he offered his nurse a list of 22 books he thought were essential reading. The list, above, is written in the nurse’s hand.

Fitzgerald had moved into Asheville’s Grove Park Inn that April after transferring his wife Zelda, a psychiatric patient, to nearby Highland Hospital. It was the same month that Esquire published his essay “The Crack Up”, in which he confessed to a growing awareness that

“my life had been a drawing on resources that I did not possess, that I had been mortgaging myself physically and spiritually up to the hilt.”

Fitzgerald’s financial and drinking problems had reached a critical stage. That summer he fractured his shoulder while diving into the hotel swimming pool, and sometime later, according to Michael Cody at the University of South Carolina’s Fitzgerald Web site, “he fired a revolver in a suicide threat, after which the hotel refused to let him stay without a nurse. He was attended thereafter by Dorothy Richardson, whose chief duties were to provide him company and try to keep him from drinking too much. In typical Fitzgerald fashion, he developed a friendship with Miss Richardson and attempted to educate her by providing her with a reading list.”

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Little Flint introduces himself, but Mother Flo keeps a protective hold around his waist. Jane Goodall extends the back of her hand, fingers turned away, telling Flo that she intends no harm
National Geographic | December 1965



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Little Flint introduces himself, but Mother Flo keeps a protective hold around his waist. Jane Goodall extends the back of her hand, fingers turned away, telling Flo that she intends no harm

National Geographic | December 1965

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it’s damaging and alienating


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