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Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2015
"The Sun Also Rises" is the archetypal book that defines the Lost Generation, those men who fought in World War I and experienced post-traumatic stress (although it was not defined as such then) and desperately tried to find meaning in life after so much gruesome suffering and death.

I read this at the same time as I was reading "The Paris Wife: A Novel," by Paula McLain, a fictionalized account of Ernest Hemingway's marriage to Hadley Richardson. The couple lived in 1920s Jazz Age Paris, and it was during this time that he wrote "The Sun Also Rises," a book that was very much based on their friends and activities during that time. It was fascinating to read the two together and identify each character in "The Sun Also Rises" with the real-life person who was part of the Hemingways' Paris existence.
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