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Generational Theory and Collective Autobiography
American Literary History (1992)
  • John D Hazlett, University of New Orleans
Hazlett's essay examines the emergence of generational theory at the beginning of the 20th Century, considers some of the reasons for its popularity, and then shows how generationalism influenced the autobiographical writing of two self-proclaimed generational groups: the writers who came of age in the 1920s, and the group of activists and writers who came of age in the 1960s.
  • Generationalism,
  • Autobiography,
  • Malcolm Cowley,
  • Jose Ortega y Gasset
Publication Date
Spring 1992
Publisher Statement
Published by Oxford University Press
Citation Information
John D Hazlett. "Generational Theory and Collective Autobiography" American Literary History Vol. 4 Iss. 1 (1992)
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