The Generation of 1914

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The Generation of 1914

By Robert Wohl
Harvard University Press, 1979
307 pp. $17.50

An evocation of the literary youth of the major countries of Europe (save Russia and Austria) and of the sense of themselves as constituting a particular generation, a sense confirmed by their experience in the Great War. Held together by notions of generational theory, the book is more than collective biographies-as if these biographies of figures both well-known and obscure would not be enough. A superb work of cultural history, a study of lives lived and sensibilities formed in the shadow of war and upheaval.

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