Allie at A Literary Odyssey is hosting A Modern March an event to explore the Modernist era of literature. I honestly know next to zill on this period so it will definatly be a learning experience for me.
For dunces like me, this is how Allie has descibed this movement:
“If you have no idea what constitutes a piece of “Modern” literature (and whenever I say Modern, I don’t mean contemporary lit), it generally refers to literature written between the very late 19th century and the halfway point of the 20th century. In general, Modernist writers experimented with style, form, and theme. They broke away from the traditional viewpoints found in literature until that point and strove to focus on the darker and more unpleasant sides of life. This is also the time period where stream-of-consciousness made its roaring appearance.”
I hope to read three pieces on my classic club list.
- The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- The Torrents of Spring by Ernest Hemingway