Today’s great American story is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s
”Babylon Revisited” (1931).
A perfect coda to the Roaring 20s, a pitch-perfect summation of the Lost Generation, and one of the most heartbreaking and compelling character portraits ever created.
Follow up post this weekend,
PS. Last chance for nominations that I can highlight this weekend!
4/27 Memory Day nominees: A tie between Ulysses S. Grant, not for his scandal-ridden and partially failed presidency, but for his crucial military savvy, his highly readable and powerful memoirs, and his impressive honesty and candor on complex national issues; and Coretta Scott King, whose work with her husband Martin Luther King, Jr., was only the beginning of her inspiring American life.