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The Jazz Age and its influence on Literature

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Malik Baker

on 27 May 2013

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Transcript of The Jazz Age and its influence on Literature

and its influence on Literature The Jazz Age... America during the 1920s was of course known as the Jazz Age

It was also known as the Golden Twenties or the Roaring Twenties because every had money

The cause of the Jazz Age led to new dances which angered the older generation (The Charleston, One step, and the Black Bottom) Louis Armstrong

Fats Waller

Benny Goodman

Specifically, it was the combination of the dances, the music, and the new fashions which would lead older Americans into anger Famous Jazzmen "The music is sensuous, the female is only half dressed and the motions may not be described in a family newspaper. Suffice it to say that there are certain houses appropriate for such dances but these houses have been closed by law.
"The Catholic Telegraph". A Traditionalist People would perform crazy stunts for the humor:

"Sitting on top of a flag pole for as long as possible"
"Marathon dances that went on until everyone dropped"
Wing flying Along with Jazz went the Crazies... Some writers exalted the new wild face of America
in the twenties while others despise younger peoples alternative lifestyles of the era. Often many writers would incorporate their position on the Jazz Age in their writing

F. Scott Fitzgerald- "The Great Gatsby"
Alain Locke- "A New Negro" The Jazz Age and its Influence on Literature After WW1 Trueman, Chris. "The Jazz Age." The Jazz Age. N.p., 2000. Web. 27 May 2013.
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