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