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Save Me The Waltz

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Save Me the Waltz is the first and only novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. In this startlingly autobiographical work, Alabama Beggs, a southern belle, marries David Knight, an aspiring artist. They travel to the Riviera where David has a brief affair. Meanwhile, Zelda throws herself into ballet. She dances for hours at Madame’s studio and eventually debuts in the opera, Faust. I didn’t read this book for the plot, and I wouldn’t recommend anyone else do. The story of the Knight’s is underdeveloped and thin; however, if you look at it as the story of Zelda and Scott’s lives at the time it becomes much more interesting. You can see little glimpses of how Zelda was feeling and living. Although this was written during one of Zelda’s hospital stays, it
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