Zelda Fitzgerald, in a review of her husband’s book in 1922
Reminder that F. Scott Fitzgerald stole his wife’s writing, many times, while suppressing her works. See “Save Me the Waltz”, which he forced her to revise so that he could use parts of it in his own book “Tender Is the Night”. And which author do we study in school?
He also encouraged her to have affairs so he could use that for inspiration, and when she wanted to leave him for a man she fell in love with, he locked her in their house and wouldn’t let her leave.
When she wanted to publish “Save me the Waltz,” Fitzgerald wrote in his diary about DELIBERATELY trying to TRIGGER her schizophrenic episodes and making her incapable of fighting that battle.
And Fitzgerald scholars KNOW all this. They write articles about how it was all okay because in the end, it inspired Fitzgerald to write Great Literature.
No seriously this is just the tip of the iceberg. Zelda had to stay in institutions for awhile and Fitzergerald was AWFUL to her, constantly putting her down and psychologically abusing her. She tried to get away from him and lived with family for a long time - it was just this horrible vicious cycle. When doctors told him to work on his alcoholism because it was making Zelda’s condition worse Fitzgerald threw manbaby fits and acting like asking him to stop drinking was ABUSE or some shit. He was a horrible shit stain. Like I could go on forever about all the horrible shit he did to Zelda. Like any time she had an artistic endeavor he shot it down and suppressed her. He was very intimidated and jealous of her talents and squashed them at any opportunity. You can read the biography Zelda to find out about it.