The Roaring 20s

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The Roaring 20s

The Lost Generation was a generation that came of age during the WW1 war. Rhe term was popularised by Ernest Hemingway who used it in one of his epigraphs for his novels The Sun Also Rises. Hemingway credits the phrase to Gertrude Stein, who was then the mentor and patron.

This generation includes people like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein Sherwood Anderson, T. S Eliot, James Joyce, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Sherwood Anderson and many more.

The term "the Lost Generation was intoduced by Gertrude Stein, who was a modernist American writer. The story goes that her auto mechanic was upset with the work his young employee did on her car and the mechanic reasoned that the young were a lost generation who couldn't work or focus.

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The Roaring 20s

Who are these people?

Relating to Literature, the Lost Generation were American writers who emigrated to Europre and lived there during the World War I to the Great Depression. In fact, they are mostly categorized by American expatriates who lived in Europe. They believed that the America they once knew was gone for good.

Origins of the phrase


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