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Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night$
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William Blazek and Laura Rattray

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310713

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314308

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Sanatorium Society: The ‘Good’ Place in Tender Is the Night

Sanatorium Society: The ‘Good’ Place in Tender Is the Night

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(p.50) Chapter 3 Sanatorium Society: The ‘Good’ Place in Tender Is the Night
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Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night
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Linda De Roche

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314308.004

This chapter examines the Swiss sanatorium in relation to Tender. It describes how health clinics in Switzerland transformed their client base after the late nineteenth century from tubercular patients to those suffering from nervous disorders. The chapter illustrates how advertising was employed in selling the idea of the Swiss cure to an increasing number of health tourists, and how Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald were drawn there in 1930 by a well-designed tradition of hope as much as by the real possibility of finding a successful treatment for Zelda's psychiatric problems. While providing essential historical and biographical context, the chapter focuses on how these concerns foreground the novel's double-sided depiction of Switzerland as ‘a “good” place where life could be lived regardless of circumstances’; yet this refuge is built on illusion and falsehood, which is exposed through incisive close reading of descriptive passages from the text.

Keywords:   Swiss sanatorium, health clinics, nervous disorders, Zelda Fitzgerald, Switzerland

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