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America 1900-1940's Biographical & Literary

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Austin Grojean

on 11 February 2013

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Transcript of America 1900-1940's Biographical & Literary

America 1900-1940's Biographical & Literary Modernism Work Cited - Experimentation and individualism
became virtues
- Rejects realism
- Set in motion through cultural changes
- World War I
- The lost generation
- Gertrude Stein
- Ernest Hemingway
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
European Influence
1910 Drama League of America
College Dramas American Dramas Gertrude Stein F. Scott Fitzgerald 0 Born: Feb 3, 1874
0 Wealthy and Well Educated
0 Moved to Paris where she met other writers
0 Was an inspiration and mentor for writers
-> Ernest Hemingway
-> F. Scott Fitzgerald 0 Independent thinker
-> Used the ideas of modern painters in her writing such as Picasso and Cezanne 0 Writing Styles: Stream of Consciousness & Rhythmical Essays

0 Books: Three Lives (1905), The Making of Americans (1902), The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) Link: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0eycUP6VFI9 -Born September 24, 1896
-Writing talent noticed at age 15
-First novel "This side of Paradise" published at age 24
-Wrote "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", "The Camel's Back" and "The Last of the Belles"
-Second novel "The Beautiful and the Damned" published in 1922
-Moved to France, where he wrote "The Great Gatsby" in 1924, which is known as the portrait of the Roaring Twenties
-Modernist writing style - Eugene O'Neill: play write
- Robert Edmund Jones: set designs Commercial Theaters 1930s - Theatre Guild Macbeth: Set designed by Robert Edmond Jones (1921) http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchdetail.cfm?trg=1&strucID=298679&imageID=485264&parent_id=298676&word=&snum=&s=&notword=&d=&c=&f=&k=4&sScope=&sLevel=&sLabel=&total=13&num=0&imgs=20&pNum=&pos=10&print=info Examples of Modernism
Rebellion against traditional art
Reflects traumatic nature of war

Characteristics of Modernism
Question of reality and experience
Search for meaning
Critique of traditional values
Loss of meaning and hope in the world

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