[The Beautiful and Damned] PDF/EBOOK


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  • The Beautiful and Damned
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  • 09 September 2020
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    Characters The Beautiful and Damned [The Beautiful and Damned] PDF/EBOOK I can't think of any writer other F Scott Fitzgerald that has had such of a yo yo effect on me I thought 'Gatsby' was the real deal 'This Side of Paradise' I gave up on some of his short stories left a big impression on me w

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    Read & download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ F. Scott Fitzgerald [The Beautiful and Damned] PDF/EBOOK The Beautiful and Damned F Scott Fitzgerald 1896 1940The Beautiful and Damned first published in 1922 is F Scott Fitzgerald's second novel It

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    [The Beautiful and Damned] PDF/EBOOK I know I said I wouldn't bother writing a review for this piece of trash but I couldn't resist to compile some of

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    [The Beautiful and Damned] PDF/EBOOK The Beautiful and Damned is the perfect title for this novel as well as for the author's life with his wife Zelda This is Fitzgerald's second novel and he had become wealthy and famous His protagonist and his wife Anthony and Gloria Patch mo

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    [The Beautiful and Damned] PDF/EBOOK F. Scott Fitzgerald ✓ 2 Read Read & download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ F. Scott Fitzgerald This book was heavy I read it in a couple days but it's so emotionally and mentally exhausting it was just painful most of the time Fitzgerald almost viciously pulls the rug out any time there's a slight chance of things getting better for Gloria and Anthony who rather than confronting their flaws and getting their shit together seem to alternate between wallowing and reveling in their self destructive boredom and self pity It'

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    [The Beautiful and Damned] PDF/EBOOK There is no doubt that F Scott Fitzgerald can handle language He writes in such a delicious manner that he can keep you going for a long time on that alone no substance reuired That is exactly what he does for the first half of The Beautiful and the Damned I fully admit that I became weary of this novel by the halfway point then in that manner that is also so very Fitzgerald he began to focus the story and I was lured to go forward to the

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The Beautiful and Damned

Free read × The Beautiful and Damned 102 Ziosi che sanno già tutto la caduta dal sogno in una realtà prosaica Belli e dannati è un romanzo dolceamaro ferocemente critico nei confronti dei nuovi ricchi della società americana ma fresco e poetico indulgente con i suoi eroi«Se tu mi odiassi se fossi coperto di piaghe come un lebbroso se tu scappassi con un’altra donna o mi picchiassi o mi facessi patire la fame come suona assurdo tutto ciò io lo stesso avrei voglia di te bisogno di te lo stesso ti amerei»Francis Scott Fitzgerald nacue a St. I know I said I wouldn t bother writing a review for this piece of trash but I couldn t resist to compile some of Scottie s greatest hits just to give context for my dislike of this novel Some of the lovely descriptions from men about our main protagonist Gloria Gloria s darn nice not a brain in her head A sense of responsibility would spoil her She s too pretty She s so utterly stupid Remarkable that a person Gloria can comprehend so little and yet live in such a complex civilization A woman like that Gloria about herself brace yourself since the internalized misogyny is real with that one I value my body because you her husband Anthony think it s beautiful And this body of mine of yours to have it grow ugly and shapeless It s simply intolerable BITCH WHAT Women soil easily she said far easily than men Some of the lovely descriptions about other women in the novelShe had no sense of humour but to take its place a happy disposition that made her laugh at the proper times when she was with men Her bosom is still a pavement that she offers to the hoofs of many passing stallions hoping that their iron shoes may strike even a spark of romance in the darkness This is honestly one of my favorites like what kind of crack was Fitzgerald smokingScottie also had a wilde sense of healthy relationshipsThen Anthony knew what he wanted to assert his will against this cool and impervious girl to obtain with one magnificent effort a mastery that seemed infinitely desirable Hit me she implored him wildly stupidly Oh hit me and I ll kiss the hand you hit me with the fuck outta hereDon t get me wrong I m aware that Fitzgerald knew that he was writing about fucked up relationships However he constantly propagates the notion that Gloria and later Dot want Anthony to seize the power and control their bodies and actionsThe emotional manipulation is also uite real with these two After Anthony hits his wife at a train station classy I know this happensYet in the morning coming early into her room he knelt down by her bed and cried like a little boy as though it was his heart that had been brokenAnthony is also the one cheating in the relationship However when he suspects that Gloria cheated on him as well which she didn t he gets super aggressive and accusatory and makes her feel like a whore for pleasing men etc It was truly sickening to read In general Fitzgerald portrayed the women in his story as the properties of men rather feeding than uestioning that fucked up trope Oh and at one point suicide is used as a form of blackmail and Anthony says some pretty anti semitic things I won t even begin to fully cover the blatant racism in this novel It made my skin crawl The skin colour of a character was only mentioned to showcase that POC were subservient to whites We encounter a coloured doorman a glib Martiniue Negro with an incongruous British accent and a tendency to be surly whom Anthony detested and sidewalks peopled by an intermittent procession of ragged shuffling subservient Negroes None of these characters are given a voice speech part in the book Dot considered working for the Red CrossTrouble was she had heard that she might have to bathe Negroes in alcohol and after that she hadn t felt so patriotic I hope you burn in hellAnd when she and Anthony went out to dance they saw a tragic Negro made yearning aching music on a saxophone until the garish hall became an enchanted jungle of barbaric rhythms Barbaric rhythms Dude was playing the saxophone so can ya ll chill In conclusion the book is way too fucking long and needed some serious editing Its exploration of themes is hella messy and the story isn t coherent at all The ending was such a clusterfuck and made me want to throw the book across the room I have nothing against narratives featuring unlikeable characters heck I usually find them fascinating but you somehow have to make me care The Beautiful and Damned is painfully unnecessary Nothing happens except rich kids whining about the hardships of life Sorry can t relate There s nothing left to say except BITCH THE DOOR Also where is my award for finishing this piece of trash

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Free read × The Beautiful and Damned 102 Paul Minnesota nel 1896 Iniziò a scrivere giovanissimo fin dai tempi della scuola Pubblicò il suo primo romanzo nel 1920 Seguirono alcune raccolte di racconti e infine Il grande Gatsby 1925 che basterebbe da solo ad assicurare allo scrittore un posto di rilievo nella narrativa americana Dopo avere goduto di uno straordinario successo morì uasi dimenticato a Hollywood nel 1940 Di Fitzgerald la Newton Compton ha pubblicato Il grande Gatsby Belli e dannati Racconti dell’età del jazz e Tenera è la not. Aside from the Great Gatsby this is the only other novel I ve read by F Scott Fitzgerald Years ago when living on a small Caribbean island with limited things to do I read a large collection of books that I had had the foresight to bring with me it got dark at 6pm every evening after which it wasn t safe to leave my apartment One book was a collection of Fitzgerald s short stories and I enjoyed them immensely This book I also enjoyedThe Beautiful and the Damned starts like most of his short stories Young man falls hopelessly in love with young beautiful charming highly intelligent yet distant girl Her beauty her charm draw the young man in like a siren s call Her smile which is no than a mask of aloofness lets no one in and drives him mad almost to despairFitzgerald invented the prototype of the Manic Pixie Girl that is so popular in Romantic movies of today You know the type she s sweet sexy devil may carish She dances in the rain sings along in movie theaters and other behavior that would be considered irresponsible and weird in real life but comes across as funny and sexy in the moviesThe man is mesmerized and the fact that she s just out of reach emotionally keeps him reaching for her Today s aggressively eager woman might learn a thing or two from these girls Don t chase the boy run away and have him chase youAh but I m hopelessly old fashioned I m also happily married but that s a topic for another timeMost of Fitzgerald s short stories end with the boy finally catching the girl I don t say they all end happily they re complicated than that but they don t continue into married lifeThe Beautiful and the Damned does The boy in this story Anthony Patch does finally catch the girl he passionately pursues but that is half the story The rest of their story is about their married life It is not a pretty tale it is a tragic but fascinating oneThe interest does not lie in the storyline per se I suppose lots of authors have written about drunk people racing toward destruction but Fitzgerald s writing simply bubbles and flows like an icy clear water brook down a mountain side His insight into the human soul his ability to lucidly display its depraved nature its desperate longing for greater things and its inability to save itself both repels while it simultaneously draws the reader inAnthony and Gloria get married They soon discover that what on Anthony s part at least manically attracted them to the other person was not enough to sustain a marriage Gloria is still lovely to look at but her impulsive behaviorself absorption and strong will have lost some of their allureWe are not entirely sure why Gloria married Anthony He perhaps bored her less than the other men who sought her attention She doesn t seem to have much of a conscience or reason to do anything except have a good timeAnd what is a good time to Anthony and Gloria Getting pleasantly inebriated with friends This naturally costs money and neither of them have much Anthony is counting on an inheritance he will receive at his grandfather s deathAnthony is both contemptuous of his grandfather and also fears him because a wrong move could cost him millions of dollars His grandfather points out Anthony s lack of ambition and also employment He offers to provide Anthony employment Anthony is a writer His grandfather can get him a job as a war correspondent WWI has just startedAnthony immediately protests He could never desert Gloria At the same time he imagines himself in uniform and the glamour this kind of work would give himGloria would also like to work A friend who produces Hollywood movies would like to give her a screen test But Anthony absolutely refuses to permit it His wife will never degrade herself like thatSo what do they do Live on what little stipend and savings they have but mostly they spend it on alcohol and parties with friends They also make very foolish decisions such as renting both a country house and apartment in New York City They see that they are acting foolish but cannot seem to stop themselves They know they must stop holding and attending parties but when the evening rolls around the empty life they see around them impels them to the social amusements Life isn t worth living until after the fifth or sixth drinkThis cannot last and it doesn t The grandfather dies but unfortunately he dies shortly after walking in on a typical gathering of Gloria and Anthony s and everyone there is uite sloshed The grandfather a strong prohibitionist goes home cuts Anthony from his will and diesAnthony retains an expensive and I mean very expensive lawyer to contest the will The court case drags on for years in Bleak House ian style In the meantime Anthony is drafted travels south for training but luckily avoids actual service since the war ends before he finishes boot camp He returns to Gloria and they carry onThe two slide steadily toward the abyss A few unexpected things happen toward the end and I won t deprive you of a good read by spoiling itAnyone familiar with Fitzgerad s real life can see obvious autobiographical connections I was constantly reminded of Ernest Hemingway s A Moveable Feast where Hemingway describes Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda in a way not very different from Anthony and Gloria Because they were close friends who spent a lot of time together in Paris I found myself comparing Hemingway s writing to Fitzgerald s I can only describe Hemingway s writing as a large heavy aggressive predator and Fitzgerald s as a lightweight boxer who rapidly and gracefully dances around his opponent getting jabs in that are only painful to himself Hemingway enjoyed slaughtering his perceived enemiesHemingway s stories may pack a punch but Fitzgerald s go down as smoothly as one of the alcoholic beverages his characters are forever imbibing

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Free read × The Beautiful and Damned 102 Gloria Gilbert bellezza del Kansas fa strage di cuori a New York; Anthony Patch raffinato erede di un miliardario bigotto contempla la vita dalla sazietà dei suoi venticinue anni I due si innamorano e si scambiano il primo bacio in un taxi che attraversa Central Park Sono belli e innocenti ma il loro non sarà un destino facile turbato dall’alcool e dall’avidità Fitzgerald evoca in ueste pagine luci e ombre della New York del secondo decennio del Novecento la conversazione brillante dei ragazzi ambi. A deeply flawed book A good amount of editing would ve greatly improved this book However Fitzgerald was coming off his huge success with This Side of Paradise so the publisher allowed him to publish this very uneven piece of work This was the final Fitzgerald novel that I have read and by far the worstYes Fitzgerald writes beautiful prose Elouence for its own sake doesn t make a novel Indulgent elouence uneven pacing unsympathetic characters a generally poor plot and a terrible ending made it difficult for me to even finish this book We are first introduced to Anthony and Gloria our protagonists Then a seemingly endless array of vignettes aim to portray them as examples of the moral bankruptcy of the Jazz Age Are Anthony and Gloria products of their environment their upbringing etc I don t care because I hated both of them 100 pages in and didn t want to read any about themThen the book just keeps going and going It finally gets interesting when Anthony goes off to military boot camp ie the first time anything actually happens in the plot other than Anthony and Gloria partying Once he reunites the Gloria the same tired plot starts up again The pacing and tone has improved and tightened considerably at this point and shows Fitzgerald s promise in later novels This book is a bridge between This Side of Paradise and The Great Gatsby and is interesting in this aspect but taken alone not at all