Save Me The Waltz
Southern belle Alabama Beggs is married to the successful, but philandering, artist David Knight. Desperate for David’s attention and for success in her own right, Alabama devotes herself to building, and ultimately achieving, success as a ballerina. Returning to the South following the death of Alabama’s father, the couple must confront their unhappy marriage and future together.
The only novel by Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Save Me the Waltz is a semi-autobiographical account of her marriage to acclaimed author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Written while she was being treated for schizophrenia at the Phipps Clinic, Zelda Fitzgerald’s Save Me the Waltz is evocative of high society in the Jazz Age and a woman’s quest to define herself both within and outside of her marriage.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lanaing - LibraryThing
After reading Nancy Milford's (wonderful) biography of Zelda Fitzgerald, I was quick to read Zelda's only novel. Although I already knew Zelda's life story (and this is unofficially an autobiography ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bigorangecat - LibraryThing
Zelda's novel is better than almost all of what her husband wrote. It's colorful, fresh, real and full of life, even today. No wonder Scott cribbed so much of his material from this piece. Read full review