The Lost Generation

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The Lost Generation

  1. 1. The Lost Generation
  2. 2. Ernest Hemingway <ul><li>Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 </li></ul><ul><li>He was a veteran of World War I </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote four books in the 1920’s </li></ul><ul><li>Invented the term “The lost generation” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hemingway Continued <ul><li>Won the Nobel Prize in 1954 </li></ul><ul><li>Was married four times </li></ul><ul><li>Father killed himself at early age </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote twenty books </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually killed himself with a shotgun </li></ul>
  4. 4. Hemingway Personal Life <ul><li>Attempted suicide in the Spring of 1961 </li></ul><ul><li>Had a nice house in Key West </li></ul><ul><li>He was good at sports and school </li></ul><ul><li>Ring Larder Jr. was his pen name </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hemingway in WW I <ul><li>Farwell to Arms was based on his experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Joined the Red Cross Ambulance Corps </li></ul><ul><li>In 1918 Hemingway was wounded delivering supplies </li></ul>
  6. 6. Francis Scott Fitzgerald <ul><li>Was born on September 26, 1896 </li></ul><ul><li>Was Born in St. Paul Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote many excellent novels </li></ul><ul><li>Had a job at MGM </li></ul><ul><li>His wife went CRAZY </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fitzgerald Personal Life <ul><li>Was born into a rich family </li></ul><ul><li>Related to Francis Scott Key </li></ul><ul><li>Attended Princeton University </li></ul><ul><li>First story was published in his schools newspaper </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fitzgerald Illness and Death <ul><li>Had been an alcoholic since college </li></ul><ul><li>Suffered two heart attacks in 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>He died waiting for his doctor after the 2 nd heart attack </li></ul>
  9. 9. e e cummings <ul><li>Was born on Oct. 14, 1894 </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Cambridge, Mass. </li></ul><ul><li>Poet who spelled name without capitals </li></ul><ul><li>Attended Harvard University </li></ul><ul><li>Served in WW I </li></ul>
  10. 10. cummings Personal Life <ul><li>Married three times </li></ul><ul><li>Father killed in a car crash </li></ul><ul><li>Fathers death had impact on poems </li></ul><ul><li>God was a major topic in poems </li></ul>
  11. 11. Career <ul><li>In 1917 Cummings enlisted in the Norton-Harjes Ambulance Corps </li></ul><ul><li>The Enormous Room was based off time in a detention camp </li></ul>
  12. 12. John Dos Passos <ul><li>Was born Jan. 14, 1896 </li></ul><ul><li>Died in September of 1970 </li></ul><ul><li>Has a literary award named after him </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote novels such as Three Soldiers and Mr. Wilsons War </li></ul>
  13. 13. Passos Early Life <ul><li>Born in Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Traveled with a tutor through Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Attended Harvard in 1912 </li></ul><ul><li>Was a friend of e e cummings </li></ul><ul><li>Was in the U.S. Army Medical Corps </li></ul>
  14. 14. Career <ul><li>First novel was published in 1920 </li></ul><ul><li>Became famous with his novel Three Soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote about injustice such as Sacco and Vanzetti </li></ul><ul><li>Worked as a journalist covering WW II </li></ul>
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