Books: Both Sides of Paradise

SCOTT FITZGERALD (364 pp.)—Andrew Turnbull—Scribner ($5.95).

For 1939, Scott Fitzgerald's royalties amounted to just $33. Not until after World War II did readers and critics finally give lasting recognition to the man who gave the jazz age its name. Since 1950, annual sales of his books have climbed 400%; his novels have been converted to movies as fast as Hollywood could find stars to play them (most recently, Tender Is the Night); his life has been fictionalized (by Budd Schulberg in The Disenchanted); his last mistress (Hollywood Columnist Sheilah Graham) has issued her memoirs;...

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