Save Me the Waltz Author:Zelda Fitzgerald One of the great literary curios of the 20th century, Save Me the Waltz is the first and only novel by the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. During the years when her husband was working on Tender is the Night?which many critics consider his masterpiece?Zelda Fitzgerald was preparing her own story. The novel strangely parallels evens from her husband... more »?s life, throwing a fascinating light on Scott Fitzgerald and his work. In its own right, it is a vivid and moving story?centered upon the confessional of a famous glamour girl of the affluent 1920s and an aspiring ballerina?that captures the spirit of an era.
Review from amazon: Save Me the Waltz is a book worth reading. Although rather wordy and flowery in language Zelda pulls off a nice piece of work. The book basically goes through telling about Zelda Fitzgeralds' life only she tells it through the eyes of a character named Alabama. If you arent familiar with Zelda's life its quite the tragic story. Goes through her life in Alabama(the state), then her marriage to a great painter(portrays the role of F. Scott) and how they achieved stardom and then lost it all. If you dont like reading things that are very descriptive and use lots of metaphors and similes dont read this book. However it is really quite good and youll fall in love with all the imagery. The book is double sided, both portraying the beauty of life as well as its suffering. Really I do recommend.« less