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A series of diaries where the main characters form Give in to the Feeling tell about themselves and their feeling.
There are things the characters never revealed in the story.
Come discover them


The shifting role and position of women in society was one of the big changes of the 1920s. The way women chose to present themselves and their looks is the mirror of an evolution that goes far beyond mere fashion.


1918-19 INFLUENZA PANDEMIC

It still blows my mind that we got through a pandemic. For so many reasons, it felt like something from the past.
It happened one hundred years ago, the last time. And this is how it went down.


ENTER THE NEW WOMAN

THE GREAT WAR

LIVING THE TWENTIES

Living the Twenties (#AtoZChallenge 2020) Theme Reveal

The 1920s were years of passage. WWI had destroyed the old world. In the 1920s (as well as in the 1930s), people desperately tried to understand what kind of world they were living in now. They experimented a lot. They tried out new languages, new outlooks on life. Society and what was acceptable change in a way that often young people embraced, but older people feared. Life changed dramatically. What at the beginning of the century might have been considered fantasy or science fiction, in the 1920s was real life.

The book contains twice as much information as the original blog series. It’s a great introduction to the 1920s as a global phenomenon and, like the blog series, explores many different aspects of life in the 1920s, especially where change is involved.

 
 

BERLINER CABARET

Berliner Cabaret (#AtoZChallenge 2019) Theme Reveal

Berlin in the 1920s was a place of great exuberance, of great contradiction, of a strong urge to live and enjoy life and an equally strong urge for revenge and prevarication.
It would be extremely imprecise to say that cabaret described 1920s Berlin faithfully, but it would also be imprecise to say that cabaret had nothing to do with life in Berlin in that particular time. 1920s Berlin life did mirror itself in cabaret, one way or another.

 
 

THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC

AtoZ Challenge Theme Reveal Blogfest Day 2018 – The Weimar Republic

The fourteen years of the Weimar Republic always felt like an in-between time. The Great War before and the Third Reich after seemed to be so much more meaningful.
Born from the revolution in 1919, the Weimar Republic’s troubled time died in the rise of the Third Reich in 1933. Because of how it would end, the first democratic regime in Germany has traditionally been considered as fated to utter failure. But in recent years it has been re-evaluated. Historians have started to consider it a critical time of experimentation and freedom, not just for Germany, but for the totality of European cultures.

 
 

1940s FILM NOIR

AtoZ Challenge Theme Reveal Blogfest Day 2017

Everyone knows a film noir when they see it, right? It is something so characteristic and so ingrained in our aesthetic sense that we don’t even think about it.
Still, film noir is one of the most slippery, blurry, ethereal subjects of the film industry. Nobody can even agree on what exactly film noir is. And to make things worse, no director, in the classic time of film noir, ever decided to make a ‘film noir’ since the concept didn’t even exist back then.

 
 

JAZZ AGE JAZZ

AtoZ Challenge Theme Reveal Blogfest Day 2016

Many people don’t realise (I certainly didn’t before I started researching) that jazz had a significant impact on 1920s America (and partly Europe). There’s a reason why the 1920s are also called the Jazz Age – and not just because jazz was the most popular music of the time. As Ogren thoroughly exposes in her book, jazz was the expression of a profound change in the American society of the time, but it was also part of the cause.

 
 

THE ROARING TWENTIES

The Great and Powerful AtoZ Theme Reaveal Blogfest 2015

Many people don’t realise (I certainly didn’t before I started researching) that jazz had a huge impact on 1920s America (and partly Europe). There’s a reason why the 1920s are also called the Jazz Age – and not just because jazz was the most popular music of the time. As Ogren thoroughly exposes in her book, jazz was the expression of a profound change in the American society of the time, but it was also part of the cause.

 
 

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