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Excerpt: FS Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night

Fitzgerald’s problematic relationship with alcohol is amply evident in this memorably brilliant, incisive passage:

Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane. Respect rather than fear. There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions, who will do anything. Of course we make him pay afterward for his moment of superiority.

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