Archive for February, 2011

Sign Up for the American Lost Generation Tour

Sign up is open for the American Lost Generation tour.  Come read the introductory post and sign up to welcome an American lost generation author to your blog at the end of March.

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Coming Soon….The Lost Generation

The American literature votes are in. The next tour will be American literature from the Lost Generation of writers, from Hemingway and Gertrude Stein to F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ezra Pound. More details about these authors, and sign up, to come soon.

Closely tied for second were American Romanticism and American turn-of-the-century Naturalism, both of which we’ll have to do at another point.

Thanks for voting!

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America, the Beautiful

Photo by cayusa at Flickr

From Ancient Greece we’re traveling to America….but I’m not yet sure just where in time we’re going to stop! Here are four themed tours. Which would you most like to see featured on an upcoming Circuit?

Please note that we’ve had Americans on the lists in the past; we’ll try to give those authors a chance again at some point for future tours. For now, though, these are the authors/themes we’re going to decide from among.

Colonial and Revolutionary Thought: Defining A New Nation

  • Anne Bradford, Phyllis Wheatley, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Thomas Paine, Washington Irving.

American Romanticism: A Unique American Style

  • James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, the Transcendentalists.

American Turn-of-the-Century Naturalism: Social Issues in Literature

  • Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, Upton Sinclair, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Frank Norris

The Lost Generation: Experimentation in Style and Form

  • Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, Waldo Pierce

I’d love your input, regardless of whether you will be able to participate in the tour.



Ancient Greeks Tour in Retrospect

Our Ancient Greeks Tour has come to an end. Did you miss any of the stops? What will be your next Ancient Greek read?

See where the tour visited below.

Wednesday, January 26    Lifetime Reading Plan shares thoughts on “Who was Homer?”
Wednesday, January 26    Badgerish.Net writes about The Odyssey by Homer
Wednesday, January 26     Aurelia writes about Electra by Sophocles

Thursday, January 27        2606 Books and counting writes about Lysistrata by Aristophanes
Thursday, January 27        Shelf Love writes about The Oresteia by Aeschylus
Thursday, January 27        The Literary Rapport writes about the character Electra in Euripides and Sophocles

Friday, January 28    Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog writes about The Odyssey by Homer
Friday, January 28    fictional100 writes about Oedipus the King by Sophocles

Saturday, January 29    Pining for the West writes about Protagoras and Meno by Plato
Saturday, January 29    Sasha and the Silverfish writes about Grief Lessons by Euripides, edited by Anne Carson
Saturday, January 29     Rebecca Reads writes about Poetics by Aristotle

Sunday, January 30     pages turned writes about Plato’s Selected Myths

Monday, January 31    Breathing Space writes about Lysistrata by Aristophanes
Monday, January 31    First Impressions writes about The Orestia by Aeschylus
Monday, January 31    Moored at Sea writes about Hippocrates

Tuesday, February 1    Libellule writes about The Birds by Aristophanes

Wednesday, February 2    The Reading Life writes about The Bacchae by Eurpidies
Wednesday, February 2    Fat Books & Thin Women writes about The Frogs by Aristophanes

Thursday, February 3    Notes from the North writes about Medea by Euripides
Thursday, February 3    Read the Book writes about The Iliad by Homer

Friday, February 4    A Literary Odyssey writes about Lysistrata by Aristophanes
Friday, February 4    A Common Reader writes about The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
Friday, February 4    Bibliophilopolis writes about Anabasis by Xenophon

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