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”

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”

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”

Ray Bradbury tries to save Ernest Hemingway

Well, with Christmas now behind us, it’s time to return to our regular posts about the Lost Generation. While listening to a Ray Bradbury short story collection I came across a very interesting one involving Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. My physical issues often make it very uncomfortable to hold a book for longContinue reading “Ray Bradbury tries to save Ernest Hemingway”

The prose poetry of John Dos Passos’s Manhattan Transfer

The early work of John Dos Passos is among my favorite prose of the Lost Generation. While his magnum opus may be his USA Trilogy, his 1925 novel, Manhattan Transfer deserves more attention than it often gets as it was in this work that he begins to set up the experimental style that he wouldContinue reading “The prose poetry of John Dos Passos’s Manhattan Transfer”

Lost Generation gifts for the holidays

Well, that time is upon us again when we start looking for something unique to buy for the holidays for the special people in our life. If you’ve got anyone in your life who is into the Lost Generation, here are some ideas for you. Note: Of all of the sites listed below, the onlyContinue reading “Lost Generation gifts for the holidays”

Original recordings of Gertrude Stein reading her work

Welcome to the weekend everybody, we made it. Today I want to continue our series of Lost Generation authors reading their own work with perhaps the greatest taste-maker of the 1920s, Gertrude Stein. Most famous today for her salon in Paris during the 1920s where she welcomed the greatest of the artistic and literary worlds,Continue reading “Original recordings of Gertrude Stein reading her work”

The time Ernest Hemingway wrote “F— elephant hunting”

There are a few things that everyone seems to know about Ernest Hemingway – one of which is that he loved big game hunting. It’s a trait that has won him many critics as well as many followers. It features prominently in a number of his stories, with little to no sympathy for the animalsContinue reading “The time Ernest Hemingway wrote “F— elephant hunting””