The Return of the Lost Generation

You may have heard the term "The Lost Generation," made famous by a group of writers in the early 20th century.  Its members were most notably Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein, who, some say, coined the phrase.  This generation comprised the young men and woman who had returned from the carnage of World War I and met the new challenge of domestic life in the '20s and '30s.   This generation was noted for its restlessness, lack of direction, and great confusion.  A theme that filled Lost Generation literature of the time was the frivolous wealth of the upper crust.  This generation was unable to settle down, coming home to a nation that had long since filled the places of employment they ahad worked at and did not understand the challenges they faced.  While the Lost Generation has been romanticized by the novels and short stories that came out of it, it was truly anything but romantic. Fast-forward a...(Read Full Article)
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