Four of my favourite authors were born in the 1890s and wrote mainly from the inter-war years onward.
- H.P. Lovecraft 1890-1937
- J.R.R. Tolkien 1892-1973
- F.G. Bengtsson 1894-1954
- F. Nilsson Piraten 1895-1972
There seems to be something about that generation’s idiom, taste and experience that resonates with me. But maybe it’s just an artefact of chronology. I got into them all as a boy: I was born right about the time when the kids of the 1890s were dying off, which turned the spotlight on their generation once again and led to re-issues. Anyway, check them out!