Hello Monaco magazine Spring-Summer 2018 - issue HM03 - Page 86

History Pages Stranger than fiction: the real lives that inspired «Tender is the Night» Вдали от событий История одного женского безумия на Лазурном берегу Fitzgerald and muse Zelda in Saint Paul U.S. before leaving in 1922 © 2.bp.blogspot.com Behind the scenes and the characters that inspired one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best-selling novels. The glitz and the glamour were the flashy cover, but what lurked behind the enviable façade was the incandescent relationship between a narcissistic artist and his explosive muse. The audacious behaviour of Zelda Fitzgerald was the talk of the society papers, but her time on the Côte d’Azur was brought down by madness. «You know, up until I was fifteen, I had no idea that there was someone else in the world other than me» (from Fitzgerald’s confessions to his daughter) 84 / Hello Monaco Spring–Summer 2018