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F. Scott Fitzgerald and Alcohol

On Fitzgerald and 'the art of drunkenness'

Austin Allen takes a look at F. Scott Fitzgerald's work, alongside his collection, On Booze: 'As Kafka was to dream logic, Fitzgerald was to drunk logic. The sensory distortions, the behavior that is at once totally in and out of character, the astonishing coincidences that, on sober inspection, seem inevitable—all come alive with terrible clarity in his prose. Unfortunately, the cost of becoming so intimately familiar with the sloshed mind at work was death at age 44 and a mixed bag of a final novel.' [Read More]

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