Lost in Spain: “The Sun Also Rises”

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Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does a bunch of other stuff.

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  1. Avatar Glyph says:

    Love these pieces, Rufus.Report

  2. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    The Sun Also Rises, the greater of the two great English novels written in and about this time and place

    I should know that one, but I’m drawing a blank.Report

  3. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    And, as I should have said the first time, this is wonderful stuff. So much of 1920s culture now seems like a giddy, drunken thumbing its nose at reality, which ended in ’29 only because the money ran out.Report

  4. Avatar greginak says:

    Great post. Really interesting. The 20’s were such an interesting time, especially since WW1 is almost lost to history here in the US. So much of what many conservatives say they hate about the modern world started in the dust of WW1. But without knowing why so many fell away from religion, many traditional norms withered, old empires crumbled and all the various post moderny type movements started you can’t really know how we got here.Report

  5. Avatar Stillwater says:

    Nicely done, Rufus. I’ve always liked Hemingway, in small doses. His short stories are pretty dang fine, and his short long pieces are too. His long stuff inescapably suffers from containing too much of hisownself, too much Hemingway.Report

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