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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for what I should read next. I love books from the sort of 20s to 40s period, both English and American (although maybe with a slight preference for English... don't hold me to that). I've read most of the Fitzgerald canon I think, every Agatha Christie my library has, a whole lot of P G Wodehouse, a bit of Evelyn Waugh, um... what else? Oh, some Truman Capote. Some DH Lawrence. I'm sure I've read more but I can't think of any right now. But this is just to give you an idea of what I like. I'm reading Howard's End at the moment, and I'm loving it, but I've nearly finished. Sometimes I just feel overwhelmed at the number of books there are out there! How can one person really get through them all?

So, any recommendations? I was also thinking, if people were interested, we could start a kind of book group as one of the table's activities. Sorry GG, this is totally taking over your community. I guess there are about a million book groups on LJ, and probably a couple focusing on this period, but, well, I like the sound of you guys. And of course we can discuss plenty of things beside books.

Would anyone be into that?
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My apologies, my dear ART members.

As you may have gathered, I have been unable to take my usual seat at the ART -purely because my PC went on the blink. And now, I am glad to announce, it has been restored to its full health and I am able to rejoin you all. I hope you don't think me too awful a hostess ;)

Welcome to those of you who have appeared. It sure is great to have some company!

I can feel myself lately getting into the mood for a re-read of Gentleman Prefer Blondes by the divine Ms Loos. I don't know about all of you, but I find that a wonderful read!

Hope to see you all here often with tales abundant of the fantastic novelists and literary geniuses of the jazz age. Has anyone here read A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh?


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cheerful cheerful
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Hi! I just joined. I think this community has a lot of potential, even though not much is happening yet. I love books from the early 20th century, especially Fitzgerald, P G Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh, Agatha Christie and oh heaps more that I won't list. I went through a small dorothy Parker obsession a few weeks ago too.

Here are some things about me:

I live in Wellington, New Zealand. I've just finished a double degree in law (law is an undergraduate degree in NZ) and philosophy, and next year I'll be a lawyer.

So hi!

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I'm quite ecstatic about finding this community (and so shortly after it was created)!

I adore Dorothy Parker, Fitzgerald, Benchley, the 1920's in general, and all things related to the so-called 'Vicious Circle'.

My name is Jessica, I'm 19, and I live in Florida.

I'm surprised that there are only two other members, but you two seem like fabulous girls. So hello!

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Gee, I don't know if this is going to work out, but I've never been unadventurous!

This here table currently has many empty seats. In fact, I'm the only here. Now I don't mind my own company, but it doesn't make for great conversation, you know. Left alone here with my views and opinions doesn't substitute for a whole table full.

So what I'm hoping for is this: if anyone is passing through, pull up a chair. Talk to me. I'm guessing you're from these parts anyhow if you're familiar with the A.R.T. I wanna talk about silent stars, flappers, 1920's literature and art, silent flicks, bobbed hair, shimmy dresses, jazz. Show me some things you've found on eBay or links to pages all of us twenties peeps would like to see. I've met a few of you in other communities, and you're all lovely...so come join me for food, drink and good conversation.

Now, hurry along...I hate lunching alone : D


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Current Music:
All that Meat And No Potatoes, Fats Waller
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