EN 325 American Jazz Age: Generations Lost & Found (3)
After WWI American literature and culture enjoyed its first intercultural era, as jazz became an international phenomenon and writers from Harlem and Greenwich Village mingled and shared influence. Our readings include Harlem Renaissance writers, like Hughes, McKay, Larsen and Hurston, who celebrated their African heritage. Modern poets like Millay and Cummings, and fiction from Fitzgerald and Hemingway represent the "Lost Generation." They chronicled disillusionment and excesses of the youth culture and modernism.