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Posted: 18áNovemberá2005 at 10:25am | IP Logged Quote SagarB

Brian L. wrote:
        The term the lost generation can definitely be applied to John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway; they all rejected the traditional societal ways, and lived life on the edge. They washed their sorrows in alcohol, and expressed their feelings in their writing.

if all they did was express their feelings thru their writing after being drunk... doesnt that make their works simply ramblings of a couple of alcoholics, i dont wanna be disrespectful to these writers, so sorry to any fans and to Mrs. Weisgerber, but I'm confused as to why these works can be considered "masterpieces" if they are just illustrations of problems in their society? What is it in these books that makes them worth reading?

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SagarB wrote:

Brian L. wrote:
        The term the lost generation can definitely be applied to John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway; they all rejected the traditional societal ways, and lived life on the edge. They washed their sorrows in alcohol, and expressed their feelings in their writing.

if all they did was express their feelings thru their writing after being drunk... doesnt that make their works simply ramblings of a couple of alcoholics, i dont wanna be disrespectful to these writers, so sorry to any fans and to Mrs. Weisgerber, but I'm confused as to why these works can be considered "masterpieces" if they are just illustrations of problems in their society? What is it in these books that makes them worth reading?

in vino veritas, buddy.

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wats "in vino veritas" mean????


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In vinos veritas... Truth in drink (wine).
It's like that whole thing where someone(Billy, maybe?) got drunk and started insulting Cohn like crazy. Drinks make the tongue a bit looser, and with that goes the inhibitions and the tact that prevents you from saying stuff to be polite. White lies, nonexistant, and the truth bites back with a vengence.
...I think that's what it means, haha...

I'm not much of a fan, but the most realistic views always seem to come from people that are with the loosest tongues. I guess lack of inhibition does that to you... and so, it makes the book an accurate portrayal of what people were like during the time.
And besides, if everyone really was drunk... who better to tell the story then a drunkard?



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