Thursday, August 20, 2009

French phrase of the day: Les années folles

Def: The roaring 20s

Literally, les années folles means the crazy years, but this is the phrase the French used for that divine era in which e.e. cummings, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Ernest Hemingway, Picasso, John Dos Passos, the Fitzgeralds, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, Janet Flanneur… everyone… was running around Paris, having the times of their lives.

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