The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway, 1926)
Guide geared to high school and college students situating the novel within its cultural, historical, and social contexts of the 1920s. Opens with a brief plot summary and biography of familiar elements of Hemingway’s life and literary accomplishments before moving into a discussion of the novel’s characters and themes in relation to World War I, the Lost Generation, race, and gender. Includes excerpts of primary works by such well-known fellow expatriates as Malcom Cowley, Janet Flanner, and Robert McAlmon. Concludes with a list for additional reading.
The Jazz Age: A Historical Exploration of Literature