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By Judith S. Baughman, Matthew Joseph Bruccoli, Vincent Tompkins, Richard Layman, Victor Bondi

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35 Martha Graham in Appalachian Spring EXPATRIATES Paree. At certain times during the 1920s the centers of American literature, music, and art appeared to be located in the Montparnasse and Latin Quarter sections of Paris on the Left Bank of the Seine. There are ample explanations for this reverse migration. "); transatlantic travel was cheap; the exchange rate (twenty francs to the dollar) enabled Americans to live better in France than at home; there was Prohibition and puritanism in America; there were opportunities for Americans to get published in Paris; everybody else was going there.

But Fitzgerald omitted that it was also an age of heroes and hero worship; it was an age of genius. Every era requires its own heroes, and many heroes are manufactured to fill temporary needs. Consequently many twentiethcentury heroes were only temporary celebrities. ) Enduring heroes — those whose achievements and significance outlast their times — are rare figures in any 31 decade, The 1920s generated heroes whose activities permanently changed their fields of endeavor or who provided gauges for the measurement of their succes- sors.

Julia Peterkin wrote about South AMERICAN DECADES: 1920-1929 Carolina plantation blacks; her Scarlet Sister Mary (1928) won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Elizabeth Madox Roberts wrote about rural Kentucky with careful attention to details of speech and behavior; her best-known novel is The Great Meadow (1930). Other notable women writers were Frances Newman {The Hard-Boiled Virgin, 1926) and Evelyn Scott {The Wave, 1929). Faulkner. William Faulkner (1897-1962) was the greatest figure of the Southern Renaissance.

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