Tender is the Night (Free Read) By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    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

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    How is one to feel about a protagonist who freuently displays signs of elitism sexism bigotry and homophobia finds himself

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    “I don't ask you to love me always like this but I ask you to remember Somewhere inside me there'll always be the person I am to ni

  4. says:

    This book is so pointless you could read the chapters in random order and probably not feel like you'd missed m

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    638 Tender is the Night F Scott FitzgeraldTender Is the Night is the fourth and final novel completed by American writer F Scott Fitzgerald It

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    I meanit begins badly tails off a bit in the middle and the less said about the ending the betterOccasionally 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 an

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    To me the title was the best part of the book

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    SPOILERS He wished she had no background that she was just a girl lost with no address save the night from which

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    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 dar

  10. says:

    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

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Tender is the Night

Dick y Nicole Diver una glamourosa pareja norteamericana llegan a la Riviera francesa de los «felices años veinte» época en ue allí se daba cita la beautiful people de todo el mundo Son ricos inteligentes elegantes irresistiblemente atra. I don t ask you to love me always like this but I ask you to remember Somewhere inside me there ll always be the person I am to night If you were to meet Dick and Nicole Diver at a party a restaurant or on the beach you would leave them feeling as if you had been in the presence of greatness They are both witty charming gorgeous majestic sexy and in command of whatever situation they find themselves in They are the sun and moon merged together and no one shines brighter in the daylight or in the moonlight They are what many aspire to be but few will ever achieve the suave assurance of the Diver couple As Rosemary Hoyt a burgeoning movie starlet says after meeting them The Divers made her want to stay near them forever She loves them both but she wants a part of Dick for herself She might be naive but even she senses that to break them apart dissipates the magic of the two of them together The Divers are at the height of their power when Rosemary meets them Nicole Warren is obscenely rich and Dick is a successful published psychologist They met when Nicole was suffering a mental breakdown Dick brought her back from the brink They were interested in Nicole s exterior harmony and charm the other face of her illness She led a lonely life owning Dick who did not want to be owned The Warren family is used to owning everything in their universe She is so beautiful and tragic and Dick like most of us wants to preserve lovely things He is on the verge of reaching the pinnacle of his profession He is breaking new ground and getting noticed by the top men this is 1929 in his field That drive he has to succeed erodes as he starts to enjoy the life on the Riviera than the life in a clinic in Zurich Who wouldn t Aren t we supposed to enjoy being richDick is well aware that there is only a small window in every smart man s life to experience success You ve taught me that work is everything and I believed you You used to say a man knows things and when he stops knowing things he s like everyone else and the thing is to get power before he stops knowing things F Scott and Zelda FitzgeraldIt is impossible to separate F Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda Sayre from the characters populating his novels Their almost mythical love affair and the disastrous unraveling of their lives are mined heavily by Scott for his novels and stories Zelda was often exasperated to find something gay and spirited she had said at a party or something dark and insightful she may have shared in the privacy of the bedroom show up in Scott s writing She was in many ways the subject of all of his writing She was certainly the muse F Scott drank too much and Zelda slowly slid into madness She died at 47 and he at 44 They had lives used up too uickly Dick has Rosemary fluttering around him like a lovely lustrous satellite but Nicole has her numerous admirers as well Foremost of these is Tommy Barban He sat in the only chair dark scarred and handsome his eyebrows arched and upcurling a fighting Puck and earnest Satan He is virile and alive and lustful He lacks Dick s polish and sophistication but then Dick as he drinks and isn t exactly Dick any We can t go on like this Nicole suggested Or can we what do you think Startled that for the moment Dick did not deny it she continued Some of the time I think it s my fault I ve ruined you So I m ruined am I he inuired pleasantly I didn t mean that But you used to want to create things now you seem to want to smash them up As Dick and Nicole s dependency on one another becomes and uncertain the influences of others start to drive wedges between them It is like watching the disintegration of a monument They can not find the synergy with other people that they had together but they can t find it with each other any either The whole was greater than the sum of their parts Fitzgerald is wonderful at dangling this world of infinite possibility that so infused the 1920s era Living for today not worrying about tomorrow and not letting the past be a burden on the present Even as he shows us this glittering world he begins to inch back the curtain to reveal the darkness that holds it all up To be Dick and Nicole they must be on the top of their game all the time They are performance artists They dazzle those fortunate enough to be around them but like most rock stars they start to feel the pressure to always entertain Alcohol or drugs can take the edge off and temporarily make them feel like themselves but eventually the centers of who they are become buried under the shimmering facades of the people everyone wants them to be If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

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Mbres de la obra de Francis Scott Fitzgerald una su novela más intensa y de mayor carga autobiográfica En palabras de su esposa Zelda «hay mucho de su propia vida en este atormentado retrato de opulencia destructiva e idealismo malogrado». 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 prose and just how completely lost everything is here can t fail to get to you The story is so tight well put together flows along without a hitch It sinks you slowly lower and lower and lower until you re hardly aware of just how dark of a place the novel has gone And then all of a sudden things evaporate and there you are Just like Fitzgerald Wandering off the last pageReally I recommend it to everyone Do give it a try

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Ctivos Pero algo se oculta tras su aparente perfección Nicole tiene un secreto Dick una debilidad y juntos se dirigen irremediablemente hacia las rocas contra las ue su aventura parece abocada a estrellarse Suave es la noche es una de las cu. I meanit begins badly tails off a bit in the middle and the less said about the ending the betterOccasionally 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 of a wealthy married couple going through a mid life crisis it s such a nothingy narrative couched in formally perfect prose that attacking it feels like swinging at a ghost the disparity between form and content is dizzying It s like watching Stephen Hawking spend half an hour punching something into his speech computer only to hear it reel off a haiku about Joey EssexWhere to start Construction wise it s a complete mess Fitzgerald realised this and was still rearranging chapters until he died hoping for a rehabilitation which the novel has eventually found it was panned on release In its original and most commonly printed form the first hundred and twenty pages introduce a baffling profusion of characters with no discernible story at which point the narrative drops back a few years to set up the main couple of Dick and Nicole a charmless pair of socialites based fairly closely on F Scott and ZeldaA chronological reordering might perhaps solve some of the problems although personally I would advocate cutting the opening section altogether dropping the middle bit and then drastically abridging the end section so that you re left with a slim pamphlet consisting of a nice speech about the First World War some good descriptions of Zurich an extramarital fumble in a French hotel room and then a speedy conclusion Job doneInstead it just goes on and on retailing anecdotes about peripheral characters who seem to spend the whole book going through a series of boring encounters designed only to highlight the period s casual racism homophobia and misogyny It s difficult to overstress how little I cared about anyone in here The settings Nice Rome Lausanne should provide colour but in fact they have few distinguishing features becoming interchangeable stops on a general American eye view of Yurp In Gatsby I had loved Fitzgerald s nocturnal flights of melancholy prose here instead he seems to be in a sort of Hemingway mode all flat cynicism and brittle dialogue and bitter comments about the opportunistic memory of women Most of all perhaps I hated the euation drawn between professional productivity and personal happiness The long drawn out decline and fall which comprises the latter half of the novel tries to show that Dick is a failure as a man because he never completed his book and because he develops a greater affection for his children Don t get me wrong Dick is well he s a dick isn t he but all the same I thought it seemed a bit unfair to argue that because he chooses not to fight to keep his adulterous wife and instead ends up practising medicine in a tiny town in New York state that he s somehow therefore an archetypal symbol of a wasted life

  • Paperback
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  • Tender is the Night
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Spanish
  • 10 January 2018
  • 9788420474953