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This style’s purpose is to “abandon chronology and attempted to imitate the moment-by-moment flow of a character’s perceptions and memories” (ed. Thomas F. Hisrch, 2000, 530) Because of the war, many old ideas of an “Edenic Land”, optimism for the future and faith in being an individual weren’t as relevant and used as they were before. Post War Writers were more skeptical than they had been before and drifted from New England which had been the center of American literary life. Disillusionment was a major theme seen in many of the novels written in this time. During the 1920s, a group called Writers of the Lost Generation started getting abundant attention.
The reason these two may have differed from each other so strongly could be related to their different backgrounds. With all the variations in style and in topics written about how can modernism be summed up properly? Written works during the twentieth century can not be summed up by simply looking at one or two different characteristics. Modernism is, “ a term that more clearly suggest the lively disagreements, multiplicity of styles, and plurality of movements within the broad revolution of the arts” ( Belasco, Johnson 529). Modernism was the revolution of the arts that dealt with the current issues being faced in the United States and Europe.
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