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What is so common among authors who belonged to the so-called "lost generation" group and why are they "lost"? I was wondering if authors belonging to the "lost generation" are all modernists, or...

What is so common among authors who belonged to the so-called "lost generation" group and why are they "lost"?

I was wondering if authors belonging to the "lost generation" are all modernists, or otherwise, what is so common between them.

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In the period after WWI, the White Anglo Saxon Protestant work ethic was the only culture that the majority of Americans valued. The myth of the America Dream defined America as a great place to go into business to achieve financial success, but the intellectuals, writers, and artists of the “Lost Generation” rejected this value in the wake of the destruction resulting from the war. They sought something more and other than this—they sought a freedom to explore new values and ways of life....

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