Monday, 10 May 2010

It will all end in tears

Good things must come to an end, this is what happened to the roaring twenties. The wall street crash of 1929 changed peoples ideas of living foot loose and reckless. One book that strongly reflects the change and his own personal change is Evelyn Waugh's - Vile Bodies although its writen after the time. It starts with the joy and excitement of the early 20s parties and care free attitudes, but then the calapse of the country and the outbreak of war changes everything. The 1930s brought huge unemployment accross the world.

1 comment:

  1. I also want to add that Vile Bodies is said to be the first book where most of the dialogue takes place over the phone. So very modern!