rode the roller coaster of the times and reflected on

tesoke

Senior Member
USA
Persian
Hi, I cannot understand the meaning of the red part of the following sentence from "American Short Stories", "He" by Katherine Anne Porter. Please explain it to me. Thanks a lot.

Afterward, when Fitzgerald was struggling to recover, he became known as the spokesman for “The Lost Generation.” This was a group of artists who rode the roller coaster of the times and reflected on its aftermath in their work.
 
  • Myridon

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    English - US
    During their lifetimes, the world went through highs and lows, ups and downs, like riding a roller coaster. This had a lasting effect on them which can be seen in their work.
     
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