Gertrude Stein did us the most harm when she said, “You’re all a lost generation.” That got around to certain people and we said, Whee! We’re lost. Perhaps it suddenly brought to us the sense of change. Or irresponsibility. But don’t forget that, though the people in the twenties seemed like flops, they weren’t. Fitzgerald, the rest of them, reckless as they were, drinkers as they were, they worked damn hard and all the time.
Submitted by robotnic over 7 years ago