Jazz, Literature, and Art of the 1920's
F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American novelist, and short story writer, who wrote a book, The Great Gatsby, in which, reflects life in the 1920's. Set on Long Island in 1922, the story concerns the young, and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby, and his unpractical passion for former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby explores themes of idealism, social change, and known for economic prosperity, the beginning of jazz music, flapper culture, new technologies in communication (motion pictures, broadcast radio, recorded music); and bootlegging, along with other criminal activity, is truthfully shown in Fitzgerald's novel. Fitzgerald educates his readers about the vivid society of the Roaring Twenties by a plotline within the era.
George Gershwin was a American composers of the 20th century, known for popular stage, and screen numbers, as well as classical compositions. Both Gershwin brothers were important to the 1920's, because they wrote a majority of the popular music of the time, mixing jazz with classical and moving this music to the stage.
Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the most significant and intriguing artists of the twentieth century, and known internationally for her boldly innovative art. Considered the "mother of American modernism," she Moved to New Mexico, and inspired modernism in artwork.
Ernest Hemingway is seen as one of the great American novelists, and is known for works like A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway's influence is easy to see because a huge number of the writers who have followed him has used his influences, thematic, stylistic, and the "Papa" Hemingway lifestyle.
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