The Lost Generation (1992)

Four Tuesdays: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2-4 p.m.

$110.00 (10% off for members)

Willa Cather said that “the world broke in two in 1922 or thereabouts,” with the older Americans of the Progressive Era divided from the younger, more cynical Lost Generation that was disillusioned from the outcome of World War I. Although Ernest Hemingway first used the phrase “lost generation” in print, Scott Fitzgerald became their spokesman with his electric This Side of Paradise published in 1920 (he also gave the era its nickname: the Jazz Age).  Sinclair Lewis skewered American conformity in Babbitt (1922), which was written in Washington, D.C. And Dorothy Parker made her name writing pointed reviews and stories in the New Yorker. In this class, we’ll explore these four outstanding authors from the 1920s in a time of disillusionment and nonconformity. Four Tuesdays: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2-4 p.m.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (1920) 
Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt (1922) 
Dorothy Parker, The Portable Dorothy Parker (readings from this anthology will include “Big Blonde” and “Enough Rope”) 
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises (1926)
Garrett Peck is an author, historian and tour guide in the DC area. His seventh and latest book is The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath. He frequently leads tours through Politics & Prose, including the Jazz History Tour and Walt Whitman in Washington Tour, and recently taught a class on Willa Cather’s fiction. Garrett is currently working on a book about how Willa Cather composed Death Comes for the Archbishop

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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