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SPAIN BOOK REVIEW: June - 'Everybody Behaves Badly' by Lesley M M Blume

The making of Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, the outsize personalities who inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world… 762 more words


Was this your Dissertated Summer? (Paris 1988 & Paris 1926)

One of the things that nobody warned me about as I’ve slid down the slippery slope into dissertation mode has been the creeping guilt. I know everyone’s dissertation experience is different and I wouldn’t expect everyone to share my exact academic anxieties (everyone should harbor their own; it’s perfectly natural). 1,469 more words


The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

A Lost generation 🍂 🐾

Curious Book Reviewer says:

Ernest Hemingway is a curious writer 🖊

His style is so distinct from the usual 1950s writers (those of the lost generation) we know; he writes terse, tight prose and yet uses scenic description lavishly 🌤🍀 . 339 more words

Citations: F. Scott Fitzgerald

I always knew I wanted to be a writer, there was always that manic pull towards the words when nothing else seemed to work. It’s my relief, my remedy, the thing that helps me cope with the real world. 828 more words

Why Are Millennials Childish?

While Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm the past week, not everyone is happy about it. Those who didn’t grow up with the first generation of pocket monsters in 1997 cannot understand why those in their 20s and early 30s would flock to such a “childish” game. 1,065 more words

Think-Pieces & Cultural Criticism

John Samuel Tieman: The Sadness Of Alan Seeger

The American poet Alan Seeger died July 4, 1916 — 100 years ago today.

There are many cliches about this or that “forgotten war”. World War I is by no means forgotten. 498 more words


Z Stands For Zelda

Scott Fitzgerald – the author versus F.Scott Fitzgerald – the man. His literary legacy being consolidated by five novels and a great number of short stories while his personal life story revealed by his closest life companion – his wife Zelda. 540 more words