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Title: by Francesco Bernardini


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by Francesco Bernardini
Modernism
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Definition
  • Modernism is a literal and artistic movemente
    that developed in Europe in the first three
    decades of XX century.
  • Its name describes the epoque in which it
    developed, that is the end of the Modern age

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Cultural Background
  • Modernism took start between the end of the XIX
    century and the beginning of the XX century
  • In that period all traditional beliefs were put
    in doubt by scientific discoveries (evolution
    theory, theory of relativity)
  • In society the general inkling was a sense of
    confusion and absence of points of reference and
    authorities

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Objective
  • The main objective of Modernism was to create a
    new way of expression in which the absence of
    authority and points of reference, and the idea
    of a changing world was expressed and traditional
    beliefs were turned upside down
  • It also created a new connection between past
    literature and myths and contemporary literature
    by transcodifiction

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Main Features
  • Modernist works are the most complex works in the
    history of literature
  • Modernism was an elitarian movement since it was
    so difficult, it couldnt be understood by
    ordinaty people because it requested a vaste
    culture to be read
  • Modernist artists used very particular devices to
    convey better feelings, emotions and ideas it
    also described a new conception of time

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Literal Devices
  • Shift of the point of view
  • Dramatic monologue
  • Speaking voice
  • Interior monologue
  • Stream of consciousness
  • Intertextuality

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Conceptual Devices
  • Anthropology
  • Objective correlative
  • Anti-hero
  • Mythical method
  • Transcodification
  • Importance of mankind

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Representative Writers
Poetry Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) USA -
UK Ezra Pound (1885-1972) USA - UK
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
IRL Novel James Joyce (1882-1941) IRL
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) UK Franz
Kafka (1883-1924) CS
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Representative Works
  • James Joyce Ulysses 1922, Finnegans Wake
    1939, The dubliners1914
  • Virginia Woolf To the lighthouse1927, Mrs
    Dalloway1925
  • T.S.Eliot The love song of J.Alfred
    Prufrock1915, The wasteland 1922, The four
    quartets1936-1942
  • Franz Kafka The metamorphosis 1915
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