The Lost Generation

Exile's Return: A Literary Odyssey of the 1920s (chronicles of the Lost Generation)

Cowley, a former editor at The New Republic magazine, belonged to the group of American expatriates in Paris, including Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Ezra Pound, that Gertrude Stein dubbed the "Lost Generation" in the 1920s.

He is credited with being among the first to recognize the brilliance of those writers and with rescuing William Faulkner from obscurity.

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