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Jealousy in the Sun Also Rises
the most emulated and parodied around. Maybe it's because his life in Europe was irresponsible enough (more drinking than spring break) to keep him youthful until he became grizzled. Maybe it's because Hemingway wrote, the Sun Also Rises at the tender age of twenty-six. Ironically, in Jake's view, because Cohn has consistently been less of a man than Jake (not fighting, for example, and thereby not getting wounded) he is able to earn the prize of Brett. You're probably not impotent because of a war wound. Don't crack this book looking for a happy-go-lucky literary romp. We've also got a complete. You probably don't have a death wish the size of Jupiter.
"Baby Boomers" sounds dumb, but at least it doesn't make us want to crawl under the covers and hide for five weeks. But if you're looking for some seriously lost souls traveling from Paris to Spain drinking like fishes, smoking like chimneys, and sleeping with all of their friends look no further. Well, in part because it's such an obnoxiously earnest phrase and also because there are so many voices out there that it would be hard to pick out just one from the cicada-like chorus of an average Twitter feed. But heyit's a fitting name for the kids who came of age in the aftermath of WWI and realized that everything their parents told them about Victorian/Edwardian values, prosperity and hope was a big fat lie. These lost kids were looking around for someone to put all this angst into words. The "lost generation" alienation and loss of direction that tortures Jake is not part of Romero's makeup. And that's a brutal and terrifying process, whether it happened when mullets were the epitome of unironic cool or today. And always pretend we're young again. Jake doesn't think much of Cohn, and Brett's love affair with him is a particularly hard pill to swallow because Cohn didn't fight in the war. I suddenly hide away, the great escape. It's not like no-one never felt this before. Everyone is entangled with everyone else, and no one is happy.
Nights of mine, nights of mine, falling down to the shore, it takes your score. You don't have to play it cool with. But we shouldn't hate on the idea of "the voice of a generation" too hard, because it has some absolutely illustrious roots. All those sleepness, dreamless nights of mine.