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”

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””

Recording of Aldous Huxley on acid

Aldous Huxley was an extremely prolific author, touching on all sorts of subjects between fiction and nonfiction. Today, he is remembered mainly for two things – his 1932 dystopian novel Brave New World (which was recently adapted yet again for modern audiences with a television show that premiered this year) and his experimentation with psychedelicContinue reading “Recording of Aldous Huxley on acid”

Christmas stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dorothy Parker

“If my Valentine you won’t be,I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree.” – Ernest Hemingway Well, it’s that time year again – Christmas! While it’s my personal favorite holiday season, with everything going on right now it just hasn’t felt like it yet. We put up decorations, and that was great, but not quite enough.Continue reading “Christmas stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dorothy Parker”

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 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”