Patricia Hampl

Patricia Hampl is Regents Professor of English at the University of Minnesota and the author of several books, including I Could Tell You Stories, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. This essay is heavily indebted to the research and analysis of Scott Donaldson in his essay “The Crisis of Fitzgerald’s ‘Crack-Up.’ ”

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Essays From the Edge

The Jazz Age novelist’s chronicle of his mental collapse, much derided by his critics, anticipated the rise of autobiographical writing in America

by Patricia Hampl | Thursday, March 01, 2012