The Lost Generation - A&E Biography
Against the magical backdrop of Paris in the 1920s, a group of American expatriate writers found the path to literary greatness. This is the story of how Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Dos Passos, Ezra Pound, Archibald MacLeish, and Gertrude Stein forged the literature of the America they left behind. Interviews with poets and participants help us discover the decade when, as Stein put it, "the 20th century was." A special 2-hour presentation describes how these individuals would eventually produce the greatest concentration of art and literature in the 20th century. Included: archival film footage and stills; and comments by historians, writers, friends and relatives.