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Modernism

1915-1946
This type of writing is one of the most experimental types. Modernist authors used of fragments, stream of consciousness, and interior dialogue. The main thing that authors were trying to achieve wit h Modernism was a unique style, one that they could stand out for, and be known for. During this period Technology was taking incredible leaps and two World Wars took place, there was destruction of a global scale. The younger generation began to take over the main stage. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) Hemingway won a Pulitzer Prize and Noble Peace Price for Literature. He used concise, direct, spare, objective, Some of his works include; “The Sun precise, rhythmic writing styles to create larger than life heroes, big game hunters, etc.

Also Rises”, published in 1922; “A Farewell To Arms” published in 1929; “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, published in 1940.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) Fitzgerald wrote about the times. In his novel The Great Gatsby, published in 1925, he wrote about the roaring twenties, a time when no one cared about the future and they had fun with what they had then. Some of his other works include;

“The Side of Paradise”, published in 1920; and “The Beautiful and the Damned”, published in 1922.
John Steinbeck (1902-1968) Steinbeck wrote about the both the pains and joys of life.

“The Grapes of Wraith”, published in 1939, his most well known
work told the story of families ring to survive and stay together during the depression. In other works like “Tortilla Flat”, published in 1935, Steinbeck wrote about the joys of life. Some of his other works include; “East of Eden”, published in 1952;

and Columbia University. That’s exactly what has happened. published in 1951. a novel about a high school student who tries to run away from his life that he thinks is “phony.1919) Salinger studied at NYU. there are more different types of writing being done at one time than at any other period in history. “Birches. where he served in the U. D.S.” Some of his works are “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” published in 1948.” published in 1920. After which he decided to devote his life to his writing. fiction. horror. Political writings. science fiction. Robert Frost (1874-1963) America’s best known and most loved poet. plays. Salinger (b. and poems.“Of Mice and Men”. published in 1950. and “The Pearl”.1947) . published in 1947. Contemporary 1946 – present In the years since the Modernism period.” published in 1951. Stephen King (b. and “The Road Not Taken. J. romantics. “Death of the Hired Man. His most well known work was his novel “Catcher in the Rye”. Frost wrote his poems in a traditional verse form. Fantasy. American authors have begun to write from a plethora of genres. His writing career was interrupted by World War I. “For Esmé With Love and Squalor”. Americans have realized that the best way to go is have many authors writing whatever it is they are best at. He used the plain speech of rural New Englanders. Some of his works include. published in 1937. anything and everything. Army.” published in 1920.

He is currently in the process of writing a series of novel entitled “The Wheel of Time”. Jordan’s main area of expertise is in the genre of fantasy. published in 1993. “The Shining”. Robert Jordan (b. some of the novels from this series are. in English at the University of Wisconsin. “Carrie” published in 1974. published in 2000. Some of his major works are. “Wonderland”. “Salem's Lot”. Some of her works include.1938) Oates received a type writer at the age of fourteen and trained herself to write novel after novel through high school and college. Joyce Carol Oates (b. published in 1991. published in 1971. “Crossroads of Twilight”. published in 1998.A. . and “The Stand”. published in 2003. She earned an M.King write novels that frighten people. published in 1990. where he received a degree in physics. the Military College of South Carolina. and “The Tattooed Girl”. “The Eye of the World”. published in 2003. and The Novel: “New Spring” published in 2004. “Blonde”.1948) He went to the Citadel.