Multcolib Picks: While You Wait for...The Great Gatsby
Annotation:These imaginative stories of flappers and lost men are a perfect complement to The Great Gatsby and show Fitzgerald honing his voice as the spokesman of the Jazz Age.
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:Dancer, painter, writer, muse, passionate lover, and freethinker, Zelda Fitzgerald is one of the most iconic figures of the Jazz Age.
Annotation:This 1994 film stars Jennifer Jason Leigh in a sharp and tragicomic portrayal of Dorothy Parker during the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table.
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:"Millie comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality and white slavers. " Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore star in the 1967 film of the famous musical.
Annotation:In this classic work, published in 1931, Allen traces, with a humorous touch, the currents in national life and thought which are the essence of true history.
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?