Modernist Literature Essay

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Ezra Pound 's His Philosophy And The Rallying Cry For Modernist Literature

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    Ezra Pound was one of the most famous and influential figures in the Modernist literature movement. “Make it new” was his philosophy and the rallying cry for Modernist literature. Whilst the Modernists tried to capture the new by a “persistent experimentalism", it rejected the traditional (Victorian and Edwardian) framework of narrative, description, and rational exposition in poetry and prose” . Modernist literature not only rejected the old in terms of form, but also in subject matter- Modernism

  • The Modernist Movement Of Literature

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    The modernist movement in Literature came about in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as authors began to consciously break from traditional writing styles and experiment with new methods of storytelling. These authors drew their inspiration from the real world and their own experiences. Every aspect of the world has its own influence from historical events to developments in psychological theory. The authors of the modernist era, such as William Faulkner, Virginia Woolf, T.S. Elliot

  • The History of Modernist Literature

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    Modernism, as an artistic movement, was notoriously explicit about depicting sex. Indeed much of the history of Modernist literature involves censorship and legal embargoes against work which was deemed too obscene to be permitted general availability and Modernist novels ranging from Joyce's Ulysses to Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer would have to overcome legal hurdles before they could be read. The importance of Paris as a center for publication activity cannot be understated here: both James

  • Modernism: Just another Word for the 20th Century

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    compositions. Whereas in the Victorian era (which came after the Romantic Period), the subject matter for poetry was often socially-oriented. Victorian literature often saw a drive for social advancement. There was a set of standards and codes of conduct making people have, what was seen as “proper” behaviour. This in turn led to Modernism. The Modernist Period was first a reaction against the previous Victorian culture. Intellectuals and artists of the 20th century believed that the previous era’s way

  • Essay about The Power of Horace McCoy’s They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

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    The Power of Horace McCoy’s They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? Professor’s Comment: The premise of this essay is to highlight the capacity of Noir literature to defy Modernist values and pioneer later avant-garde literary movements. This student produced a focused, organized, well supported essay. Nearly half a century has passed since most films and texts in the Noir tradition were created, yet one may wonder how much is really known about these popular American products. Scholars remain fascinated

  • Minuet In Modernism

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    A Minuet in Modernism: A Study of Modernism as a Radical Form of Literature, superimposed with the exploration of the literary prowesses of Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield in juxtaposition In his seminal lecture on Modernism in Architecture at McGill University School of Architecture on 21 October 2000, Arthur Erickson espoused Modernism as an artistic movement that “released [society] from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom” (Erickson, 2000)

  • Analysis Of The Poem ' The Dead ' By James Joyce

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    thoughts, and sorrows in their fragmented societies. Authors such as James Joyce, T.S. Elliot, and Virginia Wolfe gave voice to these individuals through their implementation of a stream of consciousness writing style that became a key feature in the modernist literary movement. In his short story “The Dead”, the final tale in his collection Dubliners, James Joyce represents the struggles of a well-respected figure whose depression and low self-esteem causes him to agonize over an annual speech he gives

  • Examples Of Modernism In Mrs Dalloway

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    Modernist Style in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway The period of modernism, and the new way of thinking and writing it brought, was hugely influenced by the changes in society occurring in the Western world at the beginning of the 19th century. World War I awakened the topic of the meaning of life and death, and together with the modernizing industrial societies and growing cities, altered people’s view of the world. During this period, writers responded to the change in the perception of the world

  • Modernism In Modern Literature

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    understanding new concepts, but also drove new movements of art and literature into cultures everywhere. This gave ideas such as Surrealism, Naturalism, Futurism. Realism and Romanticism the ability to thrive and reform the perceptions of literature as a whole. However, one of the artistic key movements in the early twentieth century that shaped literature today and made these other movements in literature possible is the Modernist movement. Modernism was substantial in Europe throughout the early

  • Commentary By Virginia Woolf : The Importance Of Beauty?

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    excellently portrays the Modernist mindset of writers within the realm of European fiction by emphasizing inner emotions, consciousness, and alienation. The symbol of the dress represents how this object causes the protagonist to experience complex inner emotions, experience continuous conscious thoughts of inferiority and the alienation of not being good enough. Critical sources on this work by Virginia Woolf have also interpreted the symbol of the dress to represent these distinct Modernist characteristics