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American Novels of the ’20s

Session 3 of 4-Session Evening Course

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Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1H0270C

If you love discovering (or re-discovering) a book and sharing it with a friend, here’s a chance to do both by reading and discussing some iconic works of 1920s American literature. The postwar period was one of the most creative in the nation’s history, and nothing captured its excitement and diversity more than the works of groundbreaking writers like Ernest Hemingway and Willa Cather.

Join Lisbeth Strimple Fuisz, a lecturer in the English department at Georgetown University, in spirited lectures and informal discussions that focus on a quartet of significant novels that examine the social and cultural upheavals of life during the Jazz Age. Participants should read the first book prior to class. Sherry and cookies are available for refreshment.


Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House (1925)

Willa Cather, a leading voice of literary modernism, offers the story of Godfrey St. Peter, an accomplished Midwestern professor trying to come to terms with the loss of a favorite student and its impact on his family.

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1920s: Daring To Be Modern


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