THE PLEASURES OF THE JAZZ AGE by William- Ed. Hodapp

THE PLEASURES OF THE JAZZ AGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With the emphasis more firmly on the fiction of the '20's, there is however enough of non-fiction inclusions to round out this anthology which, in its broad panorama, presents the preoccupations of that era. ""What they were reading -- when"" is made clear in all the best -- and worst- of the writing of the decade. With the opening bit to T. Scott Fitzgerald, the selections include excerpts from Vina Delmar, Michael Arlen, Burnett, Atherton, Lehmann, Ibanez, Dos Passos, Baretto, Hutchinson, Dreiser, and on and on through the roll call of popular, sensational and literary writers: the non-fiction represents the revolt expressed in the fiction in the ideas of Havelook Ellis, Judge Ben Lindsey, Hitler, Asbury, Katherine Mayo, Halliburton,: there is humor from Will Rogers, Thurber and White, Chic Sales. A reflection of a decade which will bring shudders of embarrassment, as well as happiness in remembrance. A collection that commemorates the emotional as well as the social atmosphere of those years.

Pub Date: Aug. 23rd, 1948
Publisher: Farrar, Straus