Modernism

Caleb Turner, period 5, 11/6/14

Definition:

Merriam Webster:

A style of art, architecture, literature, etc., that uses ideas and methods which are very different from those used in the past

What is Modernism?

Modernism is expressed through contemporary thought. In literature modernism is generally expressed as a form of fiction. Starting in the 1910s, and especially after the first world war, the world switched from writing about romance to instead writing about modernist thinking. This included the use of writing about cold machines and a take over from capitalism which would then lead to increased loneliness.

Modernism was written to convey the real world from a fictional stand point rather than romance which is what the world was focused on before the first World War.

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Basil Bunting reading from 'Briggflatts'

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Your Turn!

Give An Example Of A Modernist Writer!

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