Crazy Sunday Criticism

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"Crazy Sunday" was included in the last collection of Fitzgerald's short stories published in his lifetime, Taps at Reveille. Unfortunately, by the time the book was published in 1935, few reviewers were interested in Fitzgerald's work. Those who were interested noticed the changes taking place in Fitzgerald's maturing fiction. In F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Man and His Work, Alfred Kazin quotes a New Republic review by T. S. Mathews: "The yearning toward maturity is even more noticeable in some of these short stories than it is in his novels." Mathews adds that many of the characters grapple with the fact that life requires them to mature and behave like adults. Although "Crazy Sunday" is well liked among Fitzgerald's readers, there is little critical commentary about it beyond grouping it with Fitzgerald's better-known Hollywood stories, such as the Pat Hobby series of short stories and his unfinished novel, The Last...

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