Literature

Nostalgia in American Literature and Politics

Anne Tyler writes about Baltimore, Maryland. So have Nora Roberts and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Agreed, an odd couple; Roberts is one of the most prolific romance writers and Scott Fitzgerald lived in Baltimore for five years before his ill-fated move to Hollywood. There, he wrote the short story “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. In the period genre of tricking nature by ageing in reverse, Benjamin Button was born with a geriatric mind, growing younger as he physically ages. Yikes, imagine the earnest conversations of the kindergarten teachers; “Mrs Button, could I have a word?” Baltimore is a constant in…

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