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I’m trying an even more different format for a wikiwalk entry today. I’ve been reading the free ebook of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “This Side of Paradise,” so yesterday, I decided to begin a wikiwalk into the Jazz Age. I’ve always been fascinated by the Roaring 20’s – the exuberance, the fashion, the music – perhaps more than by the hippies of the 60’s and the bohemian lifestyle.

How I started reading the novel is a short game of connections in itself. I read somewhere that Brad Pitt was going to play the title role in a movie version of Fitzgerald’s short story, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” I looked up the Benjamin Button page, then decided that I wanted to read everything by F. Scott Fitzgerald, having read “The Great Gatsby” already sometime in high school. On the F. Scott Fitzgerald page, I learned that “This Side of Paradise” was his debut novel, so there I went.

On the “This Side of Paradise” page (I only read as far as I’d already gotten in the book; I don’t want to spoil anything for myself), I saw links to Ginevra King and Zelda Sayre. From Zelda’s page, I clicked on to the flapper, and from there to the Eton crop, and from there to Josephine Baker.

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