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Pre-Post-Fiction: Classic Novels That Blur the Line Between Real Life and Fiction – Flavorwire

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The central characters in Tender Is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, are based on Gerald and Sara Murphy, who were major patrons and friends of most of the New York expatriate community.

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Philip Roth is often accused of borrowing fairly directly from his life. Those accusations reached a fevered pitch when he wrote I Married A Communist and the portrait of the wife in that book, Eve Frame, is thought to be close to Claire Bloom.

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