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The Generation of 1914
The Generation of 1914
By Robert Wohl
Harvard University Press, 1979, 307 pp

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.