WWI and American Literature How did WWI affect American Literature as reguards themes and style? How did it affect american writers??

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World War I definiely had an impact on American writing, because it affected the entire generation raised during and directly after the war. This is how we got the romantic literature of the roaring twenties, and realistic literature to follow. There were a lot of broken people during the Great Depresson as well, and the literature began to reflect that pain, but it was directly related to to WWI.
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World War I was a horrific war.  There was much disillusionment as expressed by Erich Maria Remarque in his novel All Quiet on the Western Front.  Regarding  Ernest Hemingway, his themes often express this disillusionment and a certain futility.

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Some of Hemingway's plain, simple, no-nonsense method of writing may have been influenced by his experiences in the war -- a war that did not lend itself to romanticization. Hemingway's style was partly shaped by his experience as a journalist, but little in World War I would have encouraged him to adopt a more flowery, elaborate style.

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