Lost Generation Landmarks – Margaret Anderson’s apartment

Last week we profiled Margaret Anderson’s influential literary magazine, The Little Review. What I didn’t realize was just how close the apartment she started it in is to where we live, so we headed over the other day to check it out. The apartment building itself is fairly nondescript, the kind of older brick buildingContinue reading “Lost Generation Landmarks – Margaret Anderson’s apartment”

The Chicago origins of The Little Review

One aspect of the Lost Generation that we haven’t touched on yet are the many small literary journals of the time and so I thought we’d start with an intro to one of the most important, The Little Review, born in my hometown of Chicago. Running from 1914 to 1929, Margaret Anderson began The LittleContinue reading “The Chicago origins of The Little Review”

Ernest Hemingway and the Oak Park Public Library

Way back in the pre-pandemic days, I headed over to check out the beautiful main library in Oak Park, Illinois, and today thought I’d look at some of the great Ernest Hemingway related materials there. Hemingway grew up in Oak Park and lived there through the end of high school. While a quote calling OakContinue reading “Ernest Hemingway and the Oak Park Public Library”