Is one supposed to regard him as a tragic hero? Is one to sympathise with him?
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald Reading a Fitzgerald is always a strange experience; his books are sad, but you feel almost happy in the sadness. Truly a romantic in his writing, the way he captures a moment in time is simply outstanding, and the way he captures beauty even more so.
I was originally introduced to this book by a friend who stated confidently that it was better than The Great Gatsby — an audacious comment given that The Great Gatsby is the greatest book ever written.
I was taken aback, and vowed to find out the truth for myself. All other tasks dropped, and I read Tender is the Night from start to finish that weekend.
Before I go on I have to first say that, sadly, this book is not as great as The Great Gatsby, but it does come close.
A semi-autobiographical novel that takes the reader through the romantic and melancholic life of several friends, this book is one that simply cannot be put down. One of the greatest aspects of this book is the inability to figure out who exactly the story revolves around until the later part of it.
Certain parts of the book revolve around certain characters, and the reader is left captivated by the lives of these people but unable to know who to focus on. For any other fans of Fitzgerald who have yet to read this novel, it rates significantly higher than his first two novels, with much greater depth, but still taking with it the art of description that Fitzgerald has been honing in his first two books and numerous short stories.
In many ways it incorporates the best of these novels, as well as Tales of the Jazz Age, and takes it to the next level by adding the intricacy of the story line. What it lacks however, is the 3-dimensional quality found in The Great Gatsby, with no true antagonist besides the main characters themselves, and a lack of complexity in its characters, never straying from the strict romanticism found abundantly in his first two books and which was developed upon in The Great Gatsby.
For any true fan of Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night is a must, or anyone wanting to learn about the art of descriptive storytelling.Mar 31, · Tender is the Night draws heavily from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s personal experience, namely his marriage to Zelda Fitzgerald and her mental breakdown and institutionalisation.
The heavy psychoanalytical focus of the novel was inspired by extensive conversations he had with Zelda’s doctors when she was being treated.
Book Review: Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald Reading a Fitzgerald is always a strange experience; his books are sad, but you feel almost happy in the sadness.
Tender is the Night, the book that caused F Scott Fitzgerald the most artistic heartache, was neither a critical nor a commercial success when it was first published in F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in a friend's copy of Tender Is the Night, "If you liked The Great Gatsby, for God's sake read this.
Gatsby was a tour de force but this is . Rachel Redford reviews Tender Is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald, read by Trevor White.
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