The Lost Generation is a term initially used by Gertrude Stein to categorize the men who had fought in World War 1 and found life in society afterwards to be arduous. The story goes that she heard a repair shop owner call his employees "Une generation perdue", saying that though they were easy to train, the men who fought had no drive in them to ach...
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