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Flapper by Joshua Zeitz
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Aug 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: research-for-the-novel, nonfiction, feminism, history, read-unowned
Read from August 16 to 22, 2011

I was a little worried at first, because Zeitz seemed a little too obsessed with F. Scott Fitgerald (whom I do not like, preferring Hemingway). But I needn't have worried.

In many ways Scott and his wife do personify the twenties (not completely, but they certainly were happy to exploit the images of flappers and sheiks). But other women who helped make the decade (and men, of course), Clara Bow, Lois Long, Coco Chanel, etc, are certainly not ignored.

It's really remarkable how similar our current society is to the roaring twenties.

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