Chicago and the Making of American Modernism: Cather, Hemingway, Faulkner, and Fitzgerald in ConflictThursday, 26 September, 2019
Location: Oak Park Public Library
Join the COD Speakers Bureau and COD English Professor Dr. Michelle Moore for an exploration of how Ernest Hemingway's long forgotten local friends and mentors are actually the most important in that they caused the development of his famous style. Through her extensive research and subsequent new discoveries, Dr. Moore uncovers new sources for F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and long-forgotten sources for his memorable female characters, including Daisy. Each chapter of Dr. Moore’s book has new revelations about often read and well-known novels and writers, offering new insights about Chicago area history and its influence on several famed writers on both a personal and professional level, including an exploration of Hemingway’s relationship to Oak Park and Frank Lloyd Wright.
To RVSP, call Oak Park Public Library, (708) 383-8200.