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Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin

By December 27, 2012

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Sex, jazz, literatureAs we venture into 2013, let's look at some of the fun writers in literature? They're all over, and they have such fascinating stories to tell (in their lives and their writings). So, here's just a taste...

Sexy, jazzy, and more than just a little bit troubled--women like Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dorthy Parker, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Edna Ferber made their marks on the world of literature in the 1920's. In Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin, Marion Meade follows the triumphs and failures, the romances and break-ups, along with all those bouts with depression and madness. What was the price for such talents as these--for women who ran wild in the 1920's?

In Save Me the Waltz, Zelda writes: "Most people hew the battlements of life from compromise, erecting their impregnable keeps from judicious submissions, fabricating their philosophical drawbridges from emotional retractions and scalding marauders in the boiling oil of sour grapes."


December 29, 2010 at 11:14 am
(1) Sara Anne says:

I’m going to have to look for this book as one of my favorite writers is Edna Ferber.

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