Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, John Dos Passos.
John Hermann. A few of those names are more familiar than the last one, but John T. Hermann was indeed a member of the influential “lost generation” of writers. And the author, who wrote a book that was banned in 1926, grew up in Lansing.
More is becoming known about Mr. Hermann, thanks to the work of an American scholar who visited Lansing just last week. Sara Kosiba is an English Professor at Alabama’s Troy University. She spoke at an event sponsored by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing. Current State talks to Vice President of that organization Bill Castanier about John Herrmann's life and literary works.