Cover Art Collage – Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos

Hi everyone, owing to multiple health issues, it has been much too long since I have been able to post anything new on this blog. I’m very happy to say that this ends today! And it begins with a new Cover Art Collage post – This time we are looking at the Lost Generation classicContinue reading “Cover Art Collage – Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos”

Review: Michael Palin’s Hemingway Adventure (1999)

For a long time I’ve wanted to start adding information to the site related to Lost Generation documentaries, bio pics, and movies based on their works. I’m happy to say that day is finally here and we’ll start out with a slightly different take on a documentary courtesy of Monty Python alum, author, and constantContinue reading “Review: Michael Palin’s Hemingway Adventure (1999)”

Cover Art Collage – This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hey everyone, welcome to another edition of Cover Art Collage. Today we’re going to be taking a look at some of the different artwork which has been used for the cover of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise. First published in 1920, This Side of Paradise skyrocketed Fitzgerald to fame as aContinue reading “Cover Art Collage – This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald”

Kay Boyle, forgotten political voice of the Lost Generation

When I was setting up all the profile pages about Lost Generation writers for this site, I was familiar in varying degrees with almost every one of them. And most of the ones that I had not heard of generally produced very few works and it seemed reasonable that they hadn’t crossed my path yet.Continue reading “Kay Boyle, forgotten political voice of the Lost Generation”

Cover Art Collage – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

In today’s examination of cover art designs of Lost Generation novels, were going to look at Aldous Huxley’s classic work of dystopian fiction, Brave New World. First published in 1932, it tells of a future World State, where citizens are scientifically engineered to fit into an intelligence-based social hierarchy. His most famous work, Brave NewContinue reading “Cover Art Collage – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley”

Rare footage of F. Scott Fitzgerald

With the all pervasiveness of cameras everywhere we go these days, it can be easy to forget that it’s a very modern phenomenon. 100 years ago you could walk around any street and not worry about cameras filming your every move. Obviously there have been some benefits to this, but for me I’d rather returnContinue reading “Rare footage of F. Scott Fitzgerald”

Cover Art Collage – A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Happy Sunday everybody! In today’s examination of cover art designs of Lost Generation novels, were going to look at Ernest Hemingway’s second novel, A Farewell to Arms, published in 1929. Set during World War I it follows the story of Frederic Henry, a lieutenant in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army. The main storylineContinue reading “Cover Art Collage – A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway”

Quotes from Aldous Huxley’s first novel, Crome Yellow (1921)

I recently finished reading Aldous Huxley‘s first novel, Crome Yellow (1921). For those who only know the author from Brave New World, this is very much a departure, focusing as it does on a young man’s summer holiday at an English country estate. Using this as a premise, Huxley sets up a series of episodesContinue reading “Quotes from Aldous Huxley’s first novel, Crome Yellow (1921)”

Cover Art Collage – Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

Hi everybody! Like most readers, I’ve always been interested in the cover designs of books, especially novels. As the old saying goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but let’s be honest, we all do to a degree. And publishers know this, spending great time and effort trying to come up with an eye-catchingContinue reading “Cover Art Collage – Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson”

Original recording of John Steinbeck reading his short story “Johnny Bear”

One thing that I really like to do on this site is hunt down original recordings of Lost Generation authors reading their own work. It wasn’t until I started this blog that I realized I had never heard any of these authors in their own voice. And so today here’s a great recording of JohnContinue reading “Original recording of John Steinbeck reading his short story “Johnny Bear””