Books: Writer's Gauntlet

CRAZY SUNDAYS: F. SCOTT FITZGERALD IN HOLLYWOOD by Aaron Latham. 308 pages. Viking. $7.95.

Thirty years after his death, F. Scott Fitzgerald lives on as one of his finest and most tragic creations. His books were skillfully fashioned from his life. His life goes on furnishing material for other people's books. The latest portrays the artist in Hollywood.

Crazy Sundays is an unstable amalgam of gossip, criticism and reportage that still manages to give a few frightening glimpses both of Fitzgerald's heroic twilight effort to pull himself together and the particular agonies he endured...

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