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    In 1936 Fitzgerald wrote a series of confessional articles for Esquire. Collectively called, "The Crack-Up stories." They describe his "emotional bankruptcy" and explored his feelings of failure. Fitzgerald's friends reacted strongly to the "Crack-Up" series. Maxwell Perkins, his editor at Scribners and Son, was embarrassed for Fitzgerald. Hemingway denounced the essays as cowardly and shameful. John Dos Passos thought the series were an abuse of Fitzgerald's talent through "spilling it in little pieces" All this time, his once immense income dropped considerably, his short stories (his bread and butter) did not command his 1920's price tag. And to make matters worse, he was keeping Zelda in expensive sanitariums, and providing for his daughter Scottie's private education. By his 40th birthday, he had hit bottom, reaching a point where he pitifully tried to commit suicide by drinking a bottle of morphine. Whoops.

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"Listen! The world only exists in your eyes – your conception of it. You can make it as big or as small as you want to. And you’re trying to be a little puny individual. By God, if I ever cracked, I’d try to make the world crack with me. Listen! The world only exists through your apprehension of it, and so it’s much better to say that it’s not you that’s cracked – it’s the Grand Canyon.” -- The Crack-Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1936

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