The Lost Generation
- Group of American writers who lived and rose to prominence in Europe during the 1920's
- The generation was lost because its inherited values were no longer relevant in the post war world.
- The phrase-and Hemingway's book-depicted this generation as characterised by doomed youth, hedonism, uncompromising creativity, and wounded-both literally and metaphorically-by the experience of war.
Literary Figures of the 1920s: The Lost Generation