Twentieth Century and Contemporary

Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature

Twentieth Century and Contemporary LiteratureWorld War I created a sense of skepticism and alienation that became tropes of twentieth century literature. T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and James Joyce’s Ulysses, both written in the twentieth century, were watersheds in the history of English literature. The Great Depression, the rise of fascism, and the Second Great War spurred on the evolution of literature in this decade. Amongst the wide range of writers found during this period are: Virginia Woolf, W.H. Auden, Truman Capote, Harper Lee, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Ernest Hemingway, Pearl S. Buck, John Updike, Alice Walker, and Tom Stoppard .

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Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature (2)

Twentieth Century and Contemporary LiteratureWorld War I created a sense of skepticism and alienation that became tropes of twentieth century literature. T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and James Joyce’s Ulysses, both written in the twentieth century, were watersheds in the history of English literature. The Great Depression, the rise of fascism, and the Second Great War spurred on the evolution of literature in this decade. Amongst the wide range of writers found during this period are: Virginia Woolf, W.H. Auden, Truman Capote, Harper Lee, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Ernest Hemingway, Pearl S. Buck, John Updike, Alice Walker, and Tom Stoppard .

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