Domitrovic, Brian. John F. The lost generation then felt the need to travel, not for adventure, but as a way to deal with the post-war society.
He was shocked with the sheer brutality of war and wrote about it in his antiwar novels. References Abrams, M. While authors such as Saul BellowBernard MalamudHortense Calisherand Philip Roth presented the varied responses of urban intellectuals, usually Jews, and John Updike and John Cheever treated the largely Protestant middle class, William BurroughsJoyce Carol Oatesand Raymond Carver unsparingly depicted the conflict and violence inherent in American life at all levels of society.
War was a terrible hing that made men lose their masculinity, gave people a sense of disillusionment, and made people want to return to a simpler, idealistic past. Scott Fitzgerald The Lost Generation is used to describe the generation of men and women in their 20ss immediately after World War I.