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The lost generation in literature - who are they and what have they lost?

Author of the article: Tatiana Zhakova
Journalist, linguist, teacher of storytelling with 10 years of experience
In 2015 she created and promoted her project about Nizhny Novgorod,, after which she created a course called "Storytelling: How to Tell Your Story" based on it. Over 4,000 students have taken the course.

A linguist by education, she quickly masters new areas. Now she is actively studying screenwriting and storytelling in movies/serials, and writes about it in her project's blog.
There is such a term in literature as "The Lost Generation" - these are those writers who met the First World War as very young boys, often even schoolchildren.

They are those who went through the horrors of wartime and, upon their return, no longer know how to live their lives. They can't find a place for themselves in peacetime.
Like, remember, Thomas Shelby in "Sharp Visors."

- I was in France, and I can't forget it.

These are the same kind of young men, only real ones.
Of the writers it is primarily Remarque, Fitzgerald and Hemigway.

Recently I tried to read Hemingway's "The Feast That's Always With You," I finished it, of course, but it's very hard to take in people who do nothing but get drunk and have sad conversations.
And remember Fitzgerald's most famous work, "The Great Gatsby"?

After all, the literary hero of Gatsby himself was a military man in the past, who lived one day and embodied those "roaring 20s", and he constantly dreamed of an unfulfilled blue light?

This, too, is an example of a man who cannot find his place in the new reality.

The very definition belongs to Gertrude Stein, whose literary circle gathered all the brightest representatives of this current. The atmosphere of their life without bitterness, but rather in the brilliance of the "roaring 20s" is presented in Woody Allen's film "Midnight in Paris", I highly recommend it to lift the spirits of those who have not seen it.
Well, the problem of a certain "lost generation" in Russia seemed to me to be perfectly raised in the film "They Came Down from Heaven" with Vera Glagoleva. It was also about how after the Second World War it was impossible for its veterans to settle down in civilian life.
All this experience of the lost generation leads us to the understanding that it is not enough to survive the war - you still need to be able to fit yourself into the new old reality, where a completely different world order, once familiar, but quite distant from the new you.