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Vocabulary: The Lost Generation Writers

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Vocabulary over words that were used to describe the people of the "Lost Generation".
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Primary Document #1: The Lost Generation

A quote .. "That is what you are. That's what you all are ... all of you young people who served in the war. You are a lost generation." (Gertrude Stein)
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To me the quote is saying that they're never going to succeed in life. She basically said that all the troops were lost in life. They'll never recover or go anywhere in their lives.

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Primary Document #2: The Lost Generation

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Short Stories / F. Scott Fitzgerald
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This is a short essay titled The Fiend. It was written by F.Scott Fitzgerald on January of 1935. It was created to show his writing skills. People were unsure of how to feel after reading this.

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Historical Website #1: The Lost Generation

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This site is mostly about the three best known writers in the time period when the “Lost Generation” came into place. "The Lost Generation" gained popularity during the 1920s.  The group included F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos. Gertrude Stein invented the term “The Lost Generation”. Apparently, she heard her auto-mechanic while in France to have said that his young workers were a " une generation Perdue” translated to mean, “A generation lost”. It regarded to the workers' poor auto-mechanic skills. She would use the phrase to describe the people of the 1920's who rejected American post World War I values. 

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Globally Website #1: Signs That American Youth Are a Lost Generation

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Young people in America are statring to look like those of the past, meaning they're doomed as becoming a lost generation as well.

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The American Novel| Lost Generation | PBS

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Term used to describe the generation of writers 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 postwar generation characterized by lost values, lost belief in the idea of human progress, and a mood of pointlessness and loss leading to pleasure.

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2, 12 Sentence Paragraphs: The Lost Generation Writers

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     During the 1920's a group of writers known as "The Lost Generation" gained popularity. The three best-known writers are F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos. Gertrude Stein discovered the term “The Lost Generation”. Apparently, she heard her auto-mechanic while in France say that his young workers were a "une generation Perdue” translated to mean, “A generation lost”. She would use the phrase to describe the people of the 1920's who rejected American post World War I values. The phrase was used in a conversation while talking to Ernest Hemingway. She told him, “You are all a lost generation.” After hearing the quote from her, he used it in the beginning of his book to The Sun Also Rises. Many meanings came from the quote, for example “The generation was “lost” in the sense that its inherited values were no longer relevant in the postwar. It didn’t become popular until Ernest Hemingway used it in his book. He defines all the young people who fought in the war as “A lost generation”. The term was used from the end of WWI all the way to “The Great Depression”.

 

    

     After the Great War, American values went wrong. Nobody wanted to deal with problems going on in the world. People in America began questioning values and beliefs. The saying of the 1920’s was “Eat, drink, and be merry.” Teenagers in the 1920’s questioned the authority of adults. Today, people now think of the “The Lost Generation” as a godless society. Some say that the people turned to drinking and partying to forget problems in their lives. Communities forgot the meaning of life after the war. Others say that the 1920’s was period of suffering, destruction, loss, and hopelessness. F. Scott Fitzgerald was a heavy drinker and partier. He had been an alcoholic since his college days and had life problems, such as knowing how to hold on to money and controlling his alcoholism. Many young men went to war and either died, or returned home physically or mentally wounded. The war caused a lot of destruction on the lives of many men that were involved. It even took a toll on women, because they had to take over the jobs the men were performing before they went off to war. John Dos Passos volunteered as an ambulance driver during WWI. His early works came from the shock of his encounter with a violent world. He wrote a antiwar novel after his encounter titled “Three Soldiers”.

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Primary Document #3: The Lost Generation

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The “Lost Generation” is a term popularized by Ernest Hemingway and credited to Gertrude Stein. It refers to the people who came of age and were called to service during WWI or the “Great War.” Many of the writers of the “Lost Generation” gathered in Paris during the 1920s, and formed a literary circle that experimented with modern style and expression. 

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Historical Website #2: The Lost Generation

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In general, the post-World War I generation, but specifically a group of U.S. writers who came of age during the war and established their literary reputations in the 1920s. The term stems from a remark...
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Basically, the phrase that Gertrude Stein discovered while in France was used in a conversation while talking to Ernest Hemingway. Stein told Hemingway, “You are all a lost generation.” After hearing the quote from her, he used it in the beginning of his book to The Sun Also Rises. Many meanings came from the quote, for example “The generation was “lost” in the sense that its inherited values were no longer relevant in the postwar. Other writers also made Paris the center of their writing in the 1920s. 

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Historical Website #3: The Lost Generation

The "Lost Generation" was the generation, actually a cohort, that came of age during World War I. The term was popularized by Ernest Hemingway who used it as one of two contrasting epigraphs for his novel, The Sun Also Rises. In that volume Hemingway credits the phrase to Gertrude Stein, who was then his mentor and patron.

In A Moveable Feast, which was published after both Hemingway and Stein were dead and after a literary feud that lasted much of their life, Hemingway reveals that the phrase was actually originated by the garage owner who serviced Stein's car. When a young mechanic failed to repair the car in a way satisfactory to Stein, the garage owner shouted at the boy, "You are all a "génération perdue."[1]:29 Stein, in telling Hemingway the story, added, "That is what you are. That's what you all are ... all of you young people who served in the war. You are a lost generation."[1]:29 This generation included distinguished artists such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck[citation needed], T. S. Eliot, John Dos Passos, Waldo Peirce, Isadora Duncan, Abraham Walkowitz, Alan Seeger, and Erich Maria Remarque.

The term originated with Gertrude Stein who, after being unimpressed by the skills of a young car mechanic, asked the garage owner where the young man had been trained. The garage owner told her that while young men were easy to train, it was those in their mid-twenties to thirties, the men who had been through World War I, whom he considered a "lost generation" — une génération perdue.[2]

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A description of what the phrase “The Lost Generation” means is included on this site. It didn’t become popular until Ernest Hemingway used it in his book “The Sun Also Rises”. He defines all the young people who fought in the war as “A lost generation”. The term was used from the end of WWI all the way to “The Great Depression”. A group of authors were mentioned as well, such as, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jon Steinbeck, T.S Eliot, John Dos Passos, and many more.

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Globally Website #2: The Lost Generation

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Many young adults feel they dont have hope in the world, because they're either overeducated or underemployed. Some fall back onto hard times and never get back on their feet. The unemployment rate for young adults in America is at it's all time low for the first time in 60 years. If they don't break the cycle, many more generations to come will follow behind as well.

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