F. Scott Fitzgerald's Third Act
. . . how I would hate the reputation of being clever at writing but stupid at everything else.
Michel de Montaigne’s dread has been F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fate. As his reputation has filtered down through biography, memoirs of contemporaries, and posthumous publications of various sorts, Fitzgerald has been judged something like a lucky genius as a writer and an almost pure disaster as a man.
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Joseph Epstein is a regular contributor to COMMENTARY.