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This Day In History: 1920's Edition

  • 1925 - The Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Thinker, Writer, & Lost Generational

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24th, 1896 as Francis Scott Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald often wrote about his disillusionment with his surrounding due to the new found materialism that came after the turn of the century. This disillusionment that he wrote about led to him becoming part of what historians label as "The Lost Generation" (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=344)

One of Fitzgeralds crowning achievements was the writing of The Great Gatsby which he based on his disillusionment with the 1920's. The book delves into the social struggles of the 20's with great detail citing the class difference of the wealthy and poor and the ever-growing differences between them.

Whether or not you have read The Great Gatsby you should understand Fitzgeralds prowess as a writer. He has earned his rightful place as a "Lost Generation" writer.

1 comment:

  1. Another good post. Keep up the great work! 75/75

    Ms. Donahue