The First World War was a conflict that lasted from 1914-1918. It had a deep physiological impact on those who lived through it. This gave rise to the term “Lost Generation,” popularized by author Gertrude Stein. The Lost Generation is defined as “ the generation of men and women who came of age during or immediately following World War 1: viewed as a result of their war experiences and the social upheaval of the time as cynical, disillusioned.” Generally, this generation includes people born between 1883 and 1900.
The Lost Generation also refers to a literary movement after the war that included not just Stein, but other famous writers including T.S. Eliot and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Interested in hearing from the Lost Generation? Here are seven books written about WW1 from the people who lived through it.