Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The ten hottest highbrow books for the beach

John Dugdale is the Guardian's associate media editor. One of his ten hottest highbrow books for the beach:
Tender Is the Night (1934) by F Scott Fitzgerald

The most full-on instance of classic beach fiction, as its main setting is the French Riviera, where a love triangle – psychiatrist Dick Diver, his Zelda-based wife Nicole, starlet Rosemary – plays out amid a set of American expats and tourists. Dick’s decline is marked by how well he performs such seaside stunts as aquaplaning behind a speedboat and headstands on a diving board.
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--Marshal Zeringue