Maureen M's Reviews > Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy: A Lost Generation Love Story

Everybody Was So Young by Amanda Vaill
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May 20, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: art, biography, france
Read in May, 2012

It's one of the best biographies I've read, rich in context while clearly focused on the central characters. It brings to life this extraordinary couple and the extraordinary time they lived in -- the Gilded Age, WWI, the Twenties, the Depression, WWII and beyond. It fills in the gaps left in other works such as "A Movable Feast" and adds dimensions to the Murphys' famous friends. The author portrays the Murphys in their own words, using the ample collections of letters they left behind. It makes me wonder if such a work would be possible for subjects today, with most correspondence done digitally by phones or emails.
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Faith McLellan I read it long ago but recently got it out again, since now I can visualize where they were!

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