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Modernist Literature

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The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf was a pioneer of modernist literature whose work shed light on the oppressed position of women in early 20th century social and political hierarchies. In works such as To the Lighthouse, Orlando and her landmark feminist essay A Room of One's Own, Woolf used her pen to explore the artistic, sexual and religious roles that women held at this monumental time in women's history. An early champion of stream-of-consciousness, Woolf was…

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T.S Eliot (Nobel Prize in Literature, 1948) "Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood"

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"Don't bend: don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." Franz Kafka

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"Gertrude Stein was an American writer of novels, poetry and plays that eschewed the narrative, linear, and temporal conventions of 19th-century literature, and a fervent collector of Modernist art." (Wikipedia)

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T.S. Eliot: another favorite poet. Do yourself a favor - skip over Prufrock and get right to Four Quartets.

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from PBS NewsHour Extra

Black History Month resources for the classroom

Langston Hughes, my poetic godfather. Without him, there would be no me.

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from BuzzFeed

30 Writers Other Writers Loved To Hate

Ezra Pound Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic, and a major figure in the early modernist movement.

French-Romanian writer Anna de Noailles, 1922. She had friendly relations with the intellectual, literary and artistic elite of the day. In 1906 her image was sculpted by Auguste Rodin; the clay model can be seen today in the Musée Rodin in Paris, and the finished marble bust is on display in the MET.

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Ezra Pound notebook page. https://www.artexperiencenyc.com/social_login/?utm_source=pinterest_medium=pins_content=pinterest_pins_campaign=pinterest_initial

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James Joyce 1918 James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. -wiki

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