Modernist Principles: “Make it New”. English 255. American Literary Modernism.
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The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory, 4th Ed. (1998) by J.A. Cuddar
“…a movement which began … in the closing years of the 19th century and which … had a wide influence internationally during much of the 20th century. [It] reveals a breaking away from established rules, traditions and conventions, fresh ways of looking at man’s position and function in the universe and many…experiments in form and style. It is particularly concerned with language and how to use it … and with writing itself.”
Peter Childs, Modernism
After Freud, impossible to ignore psychological undercurrents of human behaviors.
Writers deal with subconscious motivations.
Employ stream of consciousness technique similar to Freud’s therapeutic tactic of free association.Sigmund Freud