1926: The Sun Also Rises
Author/Editor: Ernest Hemmingway
An example of Hemmingway’s early work, The Sun Also Rises (titled Fiesta in the UK) follows members of the ‘lost generation’ living in Paris during the interwar period. Topics include drinking, writing, loving, drinking, traveling, drinking, bicycle racing, drinking and bullfighting. And drinking.
Both romantic and modern , this novel isn’t an accurate history by any means, but manages to capture a spirit of the time.