Tales From that Jazz Age




"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know" - Ernest Hemingway

The Story:


Out of the raucous twenties come two of the brightest literary minds America has ever produced. Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, though from vastly different backgrounds, both write with the melancholy of a post-WWI chip on their shoulder. These two authors lead lives befitting of their despondent thematic writing styles. This page examines some of their earliest novel work. In a very tragic, yet somehow morbidly fitting way, both authors' deaths are at least somewhat foreshadowed by the works examined here. These two men, perhaps more than any other, truly embodied The Lost Generation.






IndexAuthor's BiographiesSummary of Selected WorksCritical Analysis of Author's WorksInfluences
List of Authors' WorksGlossary of TermsJustificationReferences