Monday, March 23, 2009

The Lost Generation

Last weekend, I finished reading the marvellous autobiography of Gerald & Sara Murphy, Living Well is the Best Revenge, by Calvin Tomkins. It got me thinking about F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald, so I had to then go reread Hemingway's short & very readable A Moveable Feast.

The Roaring 20s have a fascinating hold on my imagination right now, as we slip away from our own gilded age. We'll survive, of course, but we'll be smarter, warier, thriftier, and more likely to save bits of twine & hoard old margarine containers.F.Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald via LifeGerald & Sara Murphy dancing on the beach at East Hampton via AT Ernest & Hadley Hemingway via the JFK Presidential Library

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