The generation of 1914

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Harvard University Press,
Pub. Date:
1979.
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English
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The generation of 1914 holds a special place in memory, affection, and myth. In this irresistible and moving book, Robert Wohl rescues it from the shadows of legend and brings it fully into the realm of understanding. He tells the story of the young men--the middle class elite of five European countries, France, Germany, England, Spain, and Italy, to recreate the generational consciousness that united them as well as the unique national experience that made them different.These were men born at the end of the nineteenth century when the world of reason was disintegrating into a world of irrationality. They were destined to rule but their lives were interrupted by the greatest of wars, leaving them searching for identity and historical continuity. Wohl recaptures this search through novels, poems, autobiographies, memoirs, sociological treatises, philosophical essays, university lectures, political speeches, conversations when recorded, letters, personal notebooks, and newspaper articles. His book is a brilliant study of European mentalities, both collective and individual.Probing behind ideas to find the experience that inspired them, Wohl illuminates in unexpected ways the origins of World War I and its impact on its participants. His exploration of the consciousness of generational unity and the power of the generational bond enables him to place in a novel context the spread of pessimism and despair, the waning of liberal and humanitarian values, the rise of Communist and Fascist movements, and the sudden eruption of violence in Europe's progressive countries between the two world wars.
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Conflict of generations
Conflict of generations -- United States
Conflit de générations
Cultuurgeschiedenis
Eerste Wereldoorlog
Electronic books
Europe
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Europe -- Vie intellectuelle -- 20e siècle
Generatieconflict
Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918 -- Influence
HISTORY -- Modern
History
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Intellectual life
Intellectuelen
Jeunesse -- Europe -- Histoire
Jeunesse dans la littérature
Jongeren
Literatuursociologie
United States
World War (1914-1918)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence
Youth
Youth -- Europe -- History
Youth in literature
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Conflit de générations
Cultuurgeschiedenis
Eerste Wereldoorlog
Generatieconflict
Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918
HISTORY
Histoire
History
Influence
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Intellectual life
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Jeunesse
Jeunesse dans la littérature
Jongeren
Literatuursociologie
Modern
Vie intellectuelle
World War, 1914-1918
Youth
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