The Lost Generation

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The Lost Generation writers were separated from American society, not only in geographically, but also in their style of writing and subjects they chose to write about. These authors were shaped by World War I. They wrote about what they had experienced during the war, and some of them had even served time in the military themselves. Although they were unhappy with American culture, the writers were involved in changing their country's style of writing, from Victorian to modern. Writhers known as the Lost Generation included authors and artists such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Sherwood Anderson, Waldo Peirce, John Dos Passos, John Steinbeck, and Cole Porter. {draw:frame}

Ernest Miller Hemmingway was born the 21th of July 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. Ernest Hemingway was raised home by his religious parents, and he attended the public schools in Oak Park where he published his earliest stories and poems in the high school newspaper. After his graduation he decided to work as a journalist for the Kansas City Star. Hemingway worked only six months as a reporter, because when World War 1 began Hemingway realized he wanted to join the army. He tried to join the United States Army, against his father's wishes, but he was rejected because of a bad sight. Instead he joined a volunteer ambulance unit in the Italian Red Cross. During the war Hemingway witnessed the brutalities of war, and it is clear to see how Hemingway used his experience from war afterward in his stories. Hemmingway’s career in the Red Cross Ambulance Corps ended when he was badly wounded in 1918. In the hospital he received treatment he met an American nurse, whom he fell in love with. But their relationship did not last when Hemingway returned to the states, because the young nurse fell in love and married an Italian officer back in Italy. After his return to the United States, he became a reporter for Canadian/American newspapers and married his first wife Hadley...
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