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Thursday, June 27, 2019

The 15th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference, Toulouse France.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

The 15th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference, Toulouse France.

Jean Jaures Universite

La Maison de la Recherche, F17


"Hospital Netherworlds and the Placelessness of Place:

 Letters from Oblivion: Zelda Fitzgerald's Hospital Correspondence as Creative Endeavor and Survival Strategy"


If you've ever been in a hospital, you'll recall there's little rest for the weary, as drug carts and food trolleys rumble down corridors amidst the steady whine of machines, and uniformed nurses appear at all hours of the day and night. That situation is exacerbated in mental institutions where patients become captives in an enclosed world of snitches, cowardly bullies and all-powerful doctors, all of whom Zelda encountered in her almost two decades of being confined in sanitariums: Prangins, Phipps Clinic, Craig House, Sheppard Pratt and Highland Hospital, hospital netherworlds that epitomize the placelessness of place. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Boston Athenaeum

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Boston Athenaeum

 

10 1/2 Beacon Street

Boston, MA 02108

events@bostonathenaeum.org  

617-720-7600 

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​New Light on "The Great Gatsby" with Kendall Taylor

Co-presented with Harvard University Book Store

The Gatsby Affair: Scott, Zelda, and the Betrayal that Shaped an American Classic


The romance between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre has been celebrated as one of the greatest of the twentieth century. From the beginning, their relationship was a tumultuous one, in which the couple’s excesses were as widely known as their passion for each other. Despite their love, both Scott and Zelda engaged in flirtations that threatened to tear the couple apart. But none had a more profound impact on the two—and on Scott’s writing—than the liaison between Zelda and French aviator Edouard Jozan. Though other biographies have written of Jozan as one of Scott’s romantic rivals, accounts of the pilot’s effect on the couple have been superficial at best.

In The Gatsby Affair: Scott, Zelda, and the Betrayal That Shaped an American Classic, Kendall Taylor examines the dalliance between the southern belle and the French pilot from a fresh perspective. Drawing on conversations and correspondence with Jozan’s daughter, as well as materials from the Jozan family archives, Taylor sheds new light on this romantic triangle. More than just a casual fling, Zelda’s tryst with Edouard affected Scott as much as it did his wife—and ultimately influenced the author’s most famous creation, Jay Gatsby. Were it not for Zelda’s affair with the pilot, Scott’s novel might be less about betrayal and more about lost illusions.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Folio Seattle

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Folio Seattle

The Seattle Athenaeum

206-402-4162

info@folioseattle.org

93 Pike Street, #307

Seattle, WA 98101


​New Light on "The Great Gatsby" with Kendall Taylor

Co-presented with University Book Store


The tumultuous romance between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre has been celebrated as one of the greatest of the 20th century.  Despite their love, both Scott and Zelda engaged in flirtations that threatened to tear the couple apart. But none had a more profound impact on the two—and on Scott’s writing—than the liaison between Zelda and a French aviator, Edouard Jozan. 

In The Gatsby Affair: Scott, Zelda, and the Betrayal That Shaped an American Classic, Kendall Taylor examines the dalliance between the southern belle and the French pilot from a fresh perspective. Drawing on conversations and correspondence with Jozan’s daughter, as well as materials from the Jozan family archives, Taylor sheds new light on this romantic triangle. No casual fling, Zelda’s tryst with Edouard affected Scott deeply and influenced the author’s most famous creation, Jay Gatsby. Were it not for Zelda’s affair with the pilot, Scott’s novel might be less about betrayal and more about lost illusions. 

Both a literary study and a probing look at an iconic couple’s psychological makeup, The Gatsby Affair offers readers a bold interpretation of how one of America’s greatest novels was influenced.

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