Year of a Hundred books – #49 Save Me The Waltz

Save Me The WaltzSave Me The WaltzZelda Fitzgerald


A couple of months ago I watched Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, which features Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald as characters (Played by Alison Pill and Tom Hiddleston). In the film, the protagonist refers to Zelda as being “exactly as we’ve come to know her through everything we’ve read in books and articles. She’s, you know, charming, but all over the map”. I’m mildly ashamed to admit that prior to watching the film, I did not have even the faintest idea of her existence, let alone regarding any of her personality traits. I didn’t really think that much about them again until we went to see The Great Gatsby last week and after having done some reading about the couple. Then, I discovered that one of the Waterstone’s in Edinburgh had a table dedicated to Scott’s books (including about five different covers of Gatsby, which is just unnecessary), beside which was another table showcasing (I think) classics  that featured Save Me The Waltz. 

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