1920’s Literature

Topic: Literature
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Last updated: May 12, 2019
T.S. Eliot – Books
“The Waste Land” and “The Hollow Men”

T.S. Eliot – Theme
despair, breakdown of the social norm, described emptiness of modern man

Ernest Hemingway – Books
“Old Man and the Sea” and “Farewell to Arms”

Ernest Hemingway – Theme
preoccupied with violence, wrote of men alienated from society

F. Scott Fitzgerald – Books
“This Side of Paradise” and “The Great Gatsby”

F. Scott Fitzgerald – Theme
American youth, haunting realization of emptiness and lack of human concern

Sinclair Lewis – Books
“Main Street” and “Babbitt”

Sinclair Lewis – Theme
critical, satirized values of small town America as being full and narrow-minded, poked fun at commercialism


L. Mencken – Books

“American Memory” magazine

H.L. Mencken – Theme
Mocked everything he found distasteful in America

Ezra Pound – Books
“The Cantos” and “Ripostes” (Poems)

Ezra Pound – Theme
poems about clear, cold images that conveyed reality

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