The obscenity of love
It’s incrediblehow a man can put himself in a woman’s shoes with the effectiveness of Gilles Leroy.
Reading this fictional biography about Zelda, writer and, accidentally, partner and bride of an American literature legend such asScott Fitzgerald, we are immediately absorbed in a quivering and moving solo in the golden age of jazz. A book dedicated to writing, authors, to the fever and the madness that burn up when you can’t help writing. A hymn to sensual love, absolute feeling, that can lead to be disowned by relatives. A clear reflection on feelings that bring back to life those who have lost a love, are skillfully epitomized by the female protagonist: “ People who love each other are always oscene. And for people who lost a love, watching lovers is a torture to reject by spitting on it or mocking it”. Zelda is mainly a female manifesto that is torn, for the umpteenth time, behind the world’s back; the archetype of the creative woman who’s denied the right of expression.
A book that feeds on despair from the beginning tothe end, among the flames of the madhouse, where the protagonist of this shining portrait.is confined and defeated