Multcolib Picks: While You Wait for...The Great Gatsby
Annotation:Capturing the jazz rhythms and desperate gaiety that defined the era, Meade gives us Parker, Fitzgerald, Millay, and Ferber, traces the intersections of their lives, and describes the men (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson, Harold Ross, and Robert Benchley) who influenced them, loved them, and sometimes betrayed them.
Annotation:This volume offers a fresh and brilliant portrait of African American art and culture in the 1920s, including the poetry and prose of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, W. E. B. Du Bois, , James Weldon Johnson, and others.
Annotation:Between 1925 and 1929, Louis Armstrong created one of the first great bodies of work in jazz, beginning his career as a leader with the first all-star studio group in jazz, the Hot Five. -Stuart Broomer
Annotation:Welcome to The Cotton Club. Where Crime Lords rub elbows with the rich and famous. Where deals are made, lives are traded. And the legends of jazz light up the night. -- Gregory Hines, Richard Gere and the jazz classics of the era star in this Coppola film.
Annotation:A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America's most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the U.S. Constitution was amended to restrict one of America's favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages. -- Syndetics™
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The new film version of The Great Gatsby (directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan) is sure to be a wild feast for the eyes and ears. While you're waiting to see the film, why not explore the exciting range of art, music, literature and lives in the Roaring Twenties, along with some other film versions of the period?