Explorations Read Aloud: 'Tender is the Night'


Arts & Entertainment
Jan 28, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Set in the south of France in the late 1920s, "Tender Is the Night" is the tragic tale of a young actress, Rosemary Hoyt, and her complicated relationship with the alluring American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth pushed him into a glamorous lifestyle, and whose growing strength highlights Dick’s decline. The book is the most intensely autobiographical of Fitzgerald’s novels; it smolders with a dark, bitter vitality because it is so utterly true. New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11 a.m. in the “videos” section of the Camden Public Library’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.