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Tender Is the Night (novel by Fitzgerald) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia

Tender Is the Night (novel by Fitzgerald) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia | 1920s Lost Generation Writers | Scoop.it
Semiautobiographical novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1934. It is the story of a psychiatrist who marries one of his patients; as she slowly recovers, she exhausts his vitality until he is, in...
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HowStuffWorks "Famous Lost Generation Writers"

HowStuffWorks "Famous Lost Generation Writers" | 1920s Lost Generation Writers | Scoop.it
Who are the members of the Lost Generation? Read about the Lost Generation at HowStuffWorks.
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The American Novel . Literary Timeline . Movements . Lost Generation | PBS

The American Novel . Literary Timeline . Movements . Lost Generation | PBS | 1920s Lost Generation Writers | Scoop.it

Term used to describe the generation of writers active immediately after World War I. Gertrude Stein used the phrase in conversation with Ernest Hemingway, supposedly quoting a garage mechanic saying to her, "You are all a lost generation." The phrase signifies a disillusioned postwar generation characterized by lost values, lost belief in the idea of human progress, and a mood of futility and despair leading to hedonism. The mood is described by F. Scott Fitzgerald in THIS SIDE OF PARADISE in 1920 when he writes of a generation that found "all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken." 

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The Great Gatsby and Primary Sources

If you were absent: To help us better understand the setting for The Great Gatsby we searched for primary sources (documents from the time period) about the 1920s. Use this form to complete the ins...
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The Sun Also Rises (novel by Hemingway) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia

The Sun Also Rises (novel by Hemingway) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia | 1920s Lost Generation Writers | Scoop.it
Novel by Ernest Hemingway, published in 1926. In England the book’s title is Fiesta. Set in the 1920s, the novel deals with a group of aimless expatriates in France and Spain. They are members of the cynical...
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American literature: The Lost Generation and After — Infoplease.com

The Lost Generation and After The years immediately after World War I brought a highly vocal rebellion against established social, sexual, and...
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The Lost Generation

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During the 1920's a group of writers known as "The Lost Generation" gained popularity. The term "the lost generation" was coined by Gertrude Stein who is rumored to have heard her auto-mechanic while in France to have said that his young workers were, "une generation perdue". This refered to the young workers' poor auto-mechanic repair skills. Gertrude Stein would take this phrase and use it to describe the people of the 1920's who rejected American post World War I values. The three best known writers among The Lost Generation are F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos. Others among the list are: Sherwood Anderson, Kay Boyle, Hart Crane, Ford Maddox Ford and Zelda Fitzgerald. Ernest Hemingway, perhaps the leading literary figure of the decade, would take Stein's phrase, and use it as an epigraph for his first novel, The Sun Also Rises. Because of this novel's popularity, the term, "The Lost Generation" is the enduring term that has stayed associated with writers of the 1920's.

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