The passionate love affair between Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald has been one of the tragic and storied romances of our time. Broken by mental illness, alcoholism, adulterous relationships, and financial ruin, the devoted pair – soul mates and Jazz Age sweethearts – were fiercely loyal to their floundering marriage even to their last rendezvous on Cuban holiday in 1939. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds takes a look at the iconic Fitzgeralds, Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 3 pm ET with author R. Clifton Spargo, Professor Emeritus of English and Fitzgerald scholar Jackson R. Bryer, and Thomas W. Thompson, Director of the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Montgomery, Alabama.
In poignant, stunning detail, R. Clifton Spargo richly imagines the golden couple’s final goodbye in Beautiful Fools, a novel thrumming with the hope and heartbreak that accompanies second chances and fractured love. R. Clifton Spargo is a Chicago-based novelist and cultural critic who writes “The HI/LO,” a blog for The Huffington Post. An Arts Fellow at the Iowa writer’s Workshop, he has published stories and essays in The Kenyon Review, The Antioch Review, The Yale Review and more.
Jackson R. Bryer is the co-editor of Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and of Dear Scott/Dear Max: The Fitzgerald-Perkins Correspondence.
Thomas W. Thompson is the Director of the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. The Fitzgerald Museum is working on its upcoming 25th anniversary, which will be celebrated the first week of May 2014.
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