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...you want it to follow, and then out of sheer frustration, gave up, blaming his capitulation on the breakdowns instead.
As an aside, when we look at the essays in a contextual perspective, analyzing it along with what was going on in Fitzgerald’s life when he wrote and published them, we find that the Fitzgerald barely discloses any detail about himself at all. He hides his decade long alcoholism problem and all the health troubles he was facing as a result, he never mentions anything about his wife’s mental disorder, and he also talks very little about his financial difficulty springing from poorly selling books. In this perspective, the essays look more like an art, where Fitzgerald succeeds in drowning his sorrows between the metaphors to accurately convey his torment, without really letting the world know of the much severe breakdowns he had really gone through.
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