The paperback series, “Such Friends”: The Literary 1920s, based on the blogs posted here, continues with the publication today of Volume IV, covering 1923, on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in both print and e-book formats. Signed copies will be available at Riverstone Books, Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, PA, next week.
1923 offers four weddings and two funerals, an Egyptian curse, and a chance to stop Adolf Hitler! What more can you ask for in one year?!
“Such Friends” at the recent Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books
In addition, Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. English novelist Virginia Woolf is turning her short story, “Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street,” into a novel. American writer Gertrude Stein, living in Paris, is getting more recognition in the States. New York freelance writer Dorothy Parker is still writing light verse but also expanding into short stories.
The format of each book in the series lets you dip in and out, follow a favorite author, or read straight through from January 1st to December 31st.
Sample pages from Volume III of “Such Friends”: The Literary 1920s
On the occasion of “Such Friends” fourth book launch, I will make the same offer I have in the past: If you live on any Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus route, I will hand-deliver your personally signed copy.
Collect all four!
“Such Friends”: The Literary 1920s, Volume IV—1923
Later this month I will be talking about F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University.
Manager as Muse, about Scribner’s editor Maxwell Perkins’ relationships with Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe, is also available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in both print and e-book versions.
If you want to walk with me through Bloomsbury, you can download my audio walking tour, “Such Friends”: Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group.