A Zelda Fitzgerald Reading List

By Caitlin O'Hara

Why does Zelda Fitzgerald continue to hold our attention 65 years after her death? Yes, she was beautiful, artistic, volatile, and often in the shadow of one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, her own husband. She perished catastrophically, a victim of a fire at the mental institution where she was a patient. But there must be something beyond the bare facts of her tragic life that continues to inspire people to get inside her head, to make attempts at figuring her out.  Perhaps it was her talent—real or imagined, tapped or untapped— that is the real source of in...

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