BOOK GROUP — 1920s

Justine BudenzReading and discussion of short stories chosen by members.

Group Coordinator: Justine Budenz (click to contact)

Third Thursday of the month, 11.00am.

First meeting - at a pub in Stoke Newington.

This group will explore developments in literature (fiction, non-fiction, plays) in the British Isles during the decade following World War 1. Many literary careers emerged or blossomed during this time: modernists (Woolf, Henry Green, Joyce) as well as other stand-out talents (Graham Greene, Waugh, Huxley) among whom were numbered many women (Elizabeth Bowen, Katherine Mansfield, Rosamond Lehmann, Sylvia Townsend Warner). The period saw the rise of the 'Golden Age' detective story (Christie, Sayers, Alllingham) and comedy (Wodehouse, E F Benson, Noel Coward).  Even the well-established E M Forster created a new form of writing about empire with A Passage to India.

This list is not in any way exhaustive. Members will choose the works to be considered interesting either as reads or rereads.


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