[EPUB] ✓ Free Download ↠ Tender Is the Night : by F. Scott Fitzgerald ã

Tender Is the Night By F. Scott Fitzgerald,

  • Title: Tender Is the Night
  • Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • ISBN: 9780684830506
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 a confession of faith Set in the South of France in the decade after World War I, Tender Is the Night is the story of a brilliant and magnetic psychiatrist named Dick Diver the bewitching, wealthy, and dangF 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 a confession of faith Set in the South of France in the decade after World War I, Tender Is the Night is the story of a brilliant and magnetic psychiatrist named Dick Diver the bewitching, wealthy, and dangerously unstable mental patient, Nicole, who becomes his wife and the beautiful, harrowing ten year pas de deux they act out along the border between sanity and madness In Tender Is the Night, Fitzgerald deliberately set out to write the most ambitious and far reaching novel of his career, experimenting radically with narrative conventions of chronology and point of view and drawing on early breakthroughs in psychiatry to enrich his account of the makeup and breakdown of character and culture Tender Is the Night is also the most intensely, even painfully, autobiographical of Fitzgerald s novels it smolders with a dark, bitter vitality because it is so utterly true This account of a caring man who disintegrates under the twin strains of his wife s derangement and a lifestyle that gnaws away at his sense of moral values offers an authorial cri de coeur, while Dick Diver s downward spiral into alcoholic dissolution is an eerie portent of Fitzgerald s own fate F Scott Fitzgerald literally put his soul into Tender Is the Night, and the novel s lack of commercial success upon its initial publication in 1934 shattered him He would die six years later without having published another novel, and without knowing that Tender Is the Night would come to be seen as perhaps its author s most poignant masterpiece In Mabel Dodge Luhan s words, it raised him to the heights of a modern Orpheus.
    Tender Is the Night 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 a confession of faith Set in the Sout

    One thought on “Tender Is the Night”

    1. When Fitzgerald finished this gem, he was stunned by the poor reviews it received I honestly think it s a profoundly true and powerful book than Gatsby ever will be His effortless and viceral writing tells a story of such complex and accurate human relationships, I often find myself reflecting on Dick Diver as a friend I should check up on, and part of me thinks I spent a year of my youth hanging out on the French Riveria having too much to drink, but somehow pulling it off sophistication Now t [...]

    2. How is one to feel about a protagonist who frequently displays signs of elitism, sexism, bigotry and homophobia, finds himself worryingly attracted to young girls, has no goal in life except to make himself useful to damsels in distress, and drinks away his career and marriage, ending up a mere shadow of his former self Is one supposed to regard him as a tragic hero Is one to sympathise with him And if one does sympathise with him, is that because of the way he was written, or rather because we [...]

    3. This book is so pointless, you could read the chapters in random order and probably not feel like you d missed much This marks my second and final attempt to read it I almost made it to the halfway point this time If you loved The Great Gatsby, don t get your hopes up for this one to be anything close to that good You ll be disappointed.

    4. I mean it begins badly, tails off a bit in the middle, and the less said about the ending the better.Occasionally, there are books that leave you at a loss as to how to dismiss them Reading this I kept thinking of a line from Stoppard s The Real Thing There s something scary about stupidity made coherent I can deal with idiots, and I can deal with sensible argument, but I don t know how to deal with you Tender is the Night is not stupid, but it is, if you like, triviality made coherent The story [...]

    5. SPOILERS He wished she had no background, that she was just a girl lost with no address save the night from which she had come Tender is the Night is a love story It is also a story about loneliness But mostly, it is about the need to love and belong Dick Diver falls in love with mentally ill woman and marries her But he never truly finds happiness with her He falls in love with an young actress, but he never gets to be with her, because his connection with and his love for his sick wife are too [...]

    6. This is my favorite Fitzgerald book I read it back to back with This Side of Paradise last year, which was an interesting experiment I had the young, beautiful, self confident Fitzgerald and the Fitzgerald of post Zelda s craziness, dark dark alcoholic Fitzgerald Besides showing obviously how much his skills had improved, it showed the sheer range he was capable of as well This is a dark, depressing novel Loss, loneliness, isolation, desolation It does not end well But the sheer power of the pro [...]

    7. i knew a dick once his name was sam, and he was a star people gravitated toward him everywhere he went i did, too he radiated light and fun and when he talked to you, he made you feel like the most important person in the room he partied hard, and he was the type of person you wanted to party with, because it was always a good time he was the son of a diplomat, knew five languages, and always knew exactly what to say or do to get the situation how he wanted it when i was about sixteen, we spent [...]

    8. Tender is Night or so they say I say tender is a woman s psyche, and the man s ego that tries to make it strong Too bad both of them suffer from a severe case of asshatitis Tender is the Night is the story of Dick Diver and his Wife Nicole You don t actually find this out until a fourth of the way into the book At first we meet the happy couple through the eyes of Rosemary, a young actress from America with a Norman Bates styled affinity for Mother She quickly latches onto Mr Diver, his charms n [...]

    9. For the longest time I lived an F Scott Fitzgerald free existence The name was familiar enough although I mostly associated it with those bulky Penguin Classics which are prone to making me break out in a cold sweat Weighty tomes burdened by commentary on class difference, forbidden or tormented or doomed romance, some of which are drier than a mouthful of Jacob s Crackers I am F Scott Fitzgerald free no longer And how glad does this make me Very I read The Great Gatsby a couple of months ago an [...]

    10. 1.5 5 stars This book was a hot mess and such a disappointment compared to The Great Gatsby which is a favourite of mine Right from the beginning, I had no idea where this dishevelled story was going, and having now finished it I m still not sure what the overall point of it was Sure, Tender Is the Night comes with some beautiful passages and observations on life and people, but it also comes with a bunch of contradicting themes and destinies that all go in different directions I get that the ov [...]

    11. Time is our most valuable commodity Had enough of this , Dick is precisely one of those, Rosemary is leaving me with clammy hands of bored annoyance, and Nicole appears to be living on another planet.Two reasons why the two stars,Beautiful sounding titleThe French RivieraTwo reasons that stopped me trowing this out the window in frustration,It s a borrowed book from a rather charming lady Wouldn t want to knock somebody out on the sidewalk, I am on the fourth floor

    12. This is a hard but necessary book to read It should be the type of plot we re attracted to, because it s a dissolution story, not unlike LOST WEEKEND or LEAVING LAS VEGAS, to name but two examples of the genre And yet many friends I share this with just can t get into it Part of the blame lies with the style it s just so damned intricate and thick, it tends to scare away those who don t want to be ravished by style As someone who does, I can get lost in this book any day of the week I reread thi [...]

    13. There is something deeply ambivalent about Fitzgerald s appraisal of the dissipation, drunkenness and fatuous frivolity of a world to which he himself belonged Surely we can only condemn the characters for their snobbery, their thoughtlessness, their attitude that money should get them out of the kind of difficulty that they have brought upon themselves through ignorance, self deception or sheer bloody mindedness And yet at the same time we can feel sympathy for fragile Nicole, for Dick s descen [...]

    14. I am trying to like this book because for some reason I think that I should.But, in truth, I am finding it quite dull and painfully slow Maybe I lack in patience or sophistication, because given other reviews of this book there is a good chance I am missing something or simply haven t read enough into it yet apparently it gets good after the tedious first 100 pages But so far, I am pretty seriously bored and disintersted in his saga about rich people, poor misunderstood movie stars and their sha [...]

    15. After lunch they were both overwhelmed by the sudden flatness that comes over American travellers in quiet foreign places No stimuli worked upon them, no voices called them from without, no fragments of heir own thoughts came suddenly from the minds of others, and missing the clamour of Empire they felt that life was not continuing here F Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the NightFitzgerald has an absolutely beautiful way with words He uses very stylized language and writes down some profound thought [...]

    16. With the popularity of Fitzgerald, it s difficult to comprehend that he only wrote four novels, this being the last It s a dark novel because it was written at a dark time in his life Zelda s illness, financial problems, and alcoholism all contributed to Fitzgerald s frame of mind I ve read several negative reviews of this novel here on saying it is depressing, the characters are shallow and unlikeable That may be partly true, but their struggles and problems, their desires and betrayals, are wh [...]

    17. This was Fitzgerald s last book, the one after The Great Gatsby It is extremely well written and equally extremely depressing There is murder and incest and the hapless Dick aimlessly looking for meaning in life and never quite finding it It is definitely worth reading after you have finished Gatsby, but not recommended if you are already feeling blue because it will definitely not cheer you up The language is superb though and therefore I gave it 4 stars.

    18. Tender is the night is the sad story of Nicole and Dick Diver s fall of marriage and in the end career after being such an ideal example of a wealthy and happy couple in front of the world.Their richness reminded me of Fitzgerald s other works like The Great Gatsby and The beautiful and Damned.I bought this book by mistaking it to The other side of Paradise by him, because I thought Charlie from Perks of Being Wallflower had this book in his read list.I enjoyed reading this Jazz Era book and fin [...]

    19. In 1932, F Scott Fitgerald was living in suburban Balti His father had recently died and his wife Zelda had been committed to a psychiatric institution in Switzerland He finally decided that the novel on which he had been working on and off since the publication of The Great Gatsby in 1925 would be about the destruction of a man of great promise through an ill judged marriage In writing the novel, Fitzgerald liberally used material from his life This material included his relationship with Zelda [...]

    20. I have a lot of feelings about this book and about Scott and Zelda s relationship, which was the basis of this story First of all, I think his writing is a mess It s often in need of a good edit and here is no different The chapters were shuffled around, looking for an order to make it work and finally settled with flashbacks, rather than a linear order While I think that was the right decision, you can see that chapters could be chopped and changed and often read independently of one another Pe [...]

    21. I remember a long time ago watching and loving the BBC series of this It wasn t as good as the ITV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited but it s the only other TV book adaptation that has stayed with me from that period Finally I read the novel It s true it s a bit messy at the beginning it took him than ten years to write and he was often drunk during that period but once people stop shooting each other and it sharpens into the story of the break up of Dick and Nicole s marriage it s just heartb [...]

    22. My paperback copy has post it notes stuck on pages where I loved a quote, an idea, a tie in to something else, and just a part of the story I enjoyed Fitzgerald crafts a sentence that just explodes with emotion and thought I enjoyed this one immensely So much that I splurged on a copy of Matthew Broccoli s work on the composition of this book which is amazing judging from my brief sifting through it I plan to update this review a bit once I learn on this book s background.

    23. Oh no, this wealthy hot barely legal teen needs me to take care of her body and her mounds of money forever because she s mentally unstable What shall I do Wait oh man, here comes another hot barely legal teen Am I going to have to have sex with her too COOL STORY, F SCOTT FITZGERALD.

    24. Such a beautiful title.The only other book from Fitzgerald I read is, of course, The Great Gatsby, which didn t impress me So only naturally, I m reluctant to read any other book by The Lost Generation, or at least, any by Fitzgerald I know it s ridiculously assuming of me, but first impression makes all the differences and I m oh so prejudiced.Ah, but the title is so, so beautiful So I thought, why not giving it a go It s only a fairly thin book anyway At least it won t take long.Another mistak [...]

    25. The grass, the thicket, and the fruit tree wild Ode to a Nightingale, KeatsDick Diver, a psychiatrist and writer in his late 30s with loads of potential, travels the fashionable places in France and Italy with his wife Nicole and a group of several other expat Americans The novel s title was taken from a line in Keats Ode to a Nightingale, which reflects on the fleetingness of pleasure and the certainty of death The partly autobiographical novel was Fitzgerald s favorite and revolves around Dive [...]

    26. It took Fitzgerald so long to write this novel that it s inevitably flawed It seems to me he began with a view to distancing himself from himself and Dick Diver was conceived as a fictional character modelled on someone Fitzgerald knew However as the novel progresses Diver becomes and Fitzgerald himself and the novel becomes ever autobiographical This is what ultimately gives it its beautiful heartbreaking quality it s the fictionalised story of Fitzgerald s marriage to Zelda Though Gatsby is [...]

    27. Tender is the Night is the story of Dick Diver, a charming young psychiatrist, whose life spiraled downhill due to alcoholism and the pressures of marriage to mentally ill Nicole Warren He is trying to be a psychiatrist, a husband, and even a father figure to Nicole The young Dick Diver is based a bit on the author s friend, Gerald Murphy As the novel progresses, the characters of Dick and Nicole increasingly resemble Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.I had mixed feelings reading the story On one hand, [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *