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Wilton Reads – F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Jazz Age with Mark Schenker
October 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Mark J. Schenker of Yale College will discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life and work in the 1920s—a period he both depicted in his fiction and came to represent in his personal life—through the lens of Tales of the Jazz Age (1922). The most popular of the four short story collections published in the author’s short lifetime (1896-1940), Tales of the Jazz Age reflects the eclecticism, exuberance and experimentation of the 1920s, also called the Roaring Twenties because of the high energy and even freneticism of the decade.
Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990 and is currently a senior associate dean of the College and Dean of Academic Affairs. A former lecturer in the English Department at Yale, he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University with a concentration in 19th-century and early 20th-century English literature. He is a favorite guest speaker at Wilton Library. Please see the registration link for more speaker and program details. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Visit the Wilton Library online to register. Wilton Reads Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton