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”

Princetonian correspondence: Fitzgerald, Wilson, and Bishop

There are times throughout history when a group of young talented friends all go on to do great work. One of these groups formed at Princeton in the 1910s and consisted of three men who became famous writers – F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson, and John Peale Bishop. While their relationships changed throughout the years,Continue reading “Princetonian correspondence: Fitzgerald, Wilson, and Bishop”

Marion Meade’s Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin

Malcolm Cowley’s A Second Flowering was an interesting read. Some of the criticism and interpretation was dated, but it was still a solid book. Something it lacked, however, was discussion of any female writers of the time. To try to remedy that I turned to Marion Meade’s 2004 work Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers RunningContinue reading “Marion Meade’s Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin”