If you go
What: An End to the Age of Innocence: How the Great War Forever Changed American Literature
When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2
Where: Signal Mountain Room, University Center
Info: This event is free and open to the public.
Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos both joined the First World War as ambulance drivers on the Western Front. Each desired to witness first-hand the most cataclysmic event of the new century.
They came away from the experience with a darkened view of humanity that later found a voice in some of the most famous works of fiction in the American canon.
But by the time of the Spanish Civil War, which both authors also witnessed first-hand, their different egos, professional priorities, political affiliations and artistic visions ultimately tore the friendship apart.
Join author James McGrath Morris’ recent book <em>The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War</em> details the tortured friendship between Hemingway and Dos Passos.
The event is sponsored by the George C. Connor Professorship of American Literature. Please direct questions to Dr. Aaron Shaheen at firstname.lastname@example.org.