By George Parker Anderson

American Modernism: 1914-1945 covers American literature in the course of the time of warfare and melancholy within the first 1/2 the 20 th century. This new learn consultant brings this significant literary interval to existence, supplying scholars with innovations for learning and writing.

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A later edition contained blues lyrics written expressly for the novel by Langston Hughes. Eric Walrond (1898–1966) Caribbean short-story writer, essayist, journalist, and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient whose 1926 collection of stories, Tropic Death, has been favorably compared to Jean Toomer’s Cane. –1998) Novelist, short-story writer, and founder/editor of the journals Challenge and New Challenge. Her novel The Living is Easy (1948) deals with race, class, and family dynamics. Walter White (1893–1955) Essayist, novelist, civil-rights leader, arts patron, and executive secretary of the NAACP from 1931 until his death.

At the same time that independent critics such as Mencken, Mumford, Kenneth Burke, and Edmund Wilson were examining the relationship of literature to culture, a new and narrower focus on the work itself, which came to be known as New Criticism, was attracting adherents. Literary Journalists The most influential critic of contemporary literature after the war and through the 1920s was Henry Louis (H. ) Mencken. Although his formal education ended with his graduation from high school, Mencken distinguished himself as a journalist, philologist, political commentator, and literary critic and came to be regarded as the country’s greatest man of letters.

Indd 27 4/6/10 9:23:12 AM 28 American Modernism, 1914–1945 class aspirations and values, on “passing” and racial identity. Charles W. Chesnutt turned the reductive stereotypes of white-supplied plantation literature into an affirmation of black culture, individual resolve, and community survival and triumph. His dialect tales, collected in The Conjure Woman (1899), anticipate Zora Neale Hurston’s collections of folklore and her fictional dignifying of the multidimensionality of African American life.

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