The Far Side of Paradise

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First US edition

The Far Side of Paradise is a biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Arthur Mizener. Published in 1951 by Houghton Mifflin in the UK and Eyre & Spottiswoode in the UK. It was the first biography about Fitzgerald to be published and is credited with renewing public interest in the subject. It dealt frankly with Scott's alcoholism and his wife Zelda's schizophrenia.

Edmund Wilson, literary critic and close friend of the Fitzgeralds, later commented that the book's anecdotes distorted Scott and Zelda's relationship and personalities for the worse.[1]