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Literary Works of The Lost Generation

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The time after the World War I. was not the best one and why do we know it? It is partly because of the group of writers called the Lost Generation who had experienced the war and the life after and did an amazing job with giving the deep information about their time. This work deals with the characteristics of the Lost Generation’s works.
In the first part of my essay I am going to describe the postwar period’s time. In the second part I will tell you who the lost generation was. In addition I will describe a life and topics of authors whose text I selected. Next, in the third part I will emphasize the characteristic and information, I have learned from the background, in texts, then compare them and find the connections between them.

Life in the USA after World War I
After World War I the world was changed forever. During World War I was rapidly transformed by new technologies and moreover, owing to them the war had a bigger affect on people; the total number of casualties was over 37 million War had forced the generation to grow up quickly, and for those, who had spent years in trenches, war was all they really knew. “What’s to become of us?” asked one soldier to another. “We have lived this life for so long. Now we shall have to start all over again.”
The years immediately after World War I weren’t the most serene. People were not satisfied with the established social and aesthetics conventions at the time and some young artists were trying to do something about it; they gathered to big cities, such as Chicago and San Francisco, in order to protest, exploring their own set of values, the ones that clearly went against what their elders had already established, and to make a new art. Some writers no longer felt the need to...

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9) Hemingway, Ernest. “The Sun Also Rises.” United States of America: Bantam Books, Inc.1949.
10) Gray, Richard. “A History of American Literature.“ Malden: Blackwell, 2004.
11) Fitzgerald, Francis Scott. “The Great Gatsby.” Australia, 1925. Planet eBooks Web. Accessed November 26. 2013. http://www.planetebook.com/ebooks/The-Great-Gatsby.pdf
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