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THE MODERNIST NOVEL IN THE USA Francis Scott Fitzgerald Ernest Hemingway Djuna Barnes
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2 Characteristics of the Modernist Novel Experimental and innovatory in form Concerned with consciousness: introspection, analysis, reflection, reverie Weakening of narrative structure: no real beginning, stream of experience, open ending No omniscient, reliable narrator, limited point of view Mythical archetypes
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3 American Modernist Novelists Inherited the tradition of 19th-century writers Lived and worked during the 1920s The Lost Generation Expatriates The Jazz Age
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4 Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)
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5 Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961 ) The ideal American boyhood Born in the family of a prosperous physician in the pleasant suburb of Oak Park, Chicago, in 1899 At the age of 18 he became a reporter on the Kansas City Star .
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6 Hemingway’s Life In 1918 he was in Italy as an ambulance driver and became the first American to be wounded in the WWI The next year he was back home in Chicago, then on the Toronto Star In 1921 he was married and on his way to Paris preceded by a letter of introduction to Gertrude Stein from Sherwood Anderson
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7 Hemingway’s Books First book Three Stories and Ten Poems (1923) In Our Time (1923), a series of one-page vignettes The culmination of a word-by-word approach to writing Endowing prose with
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8 Hemingway’s Books First novel: The Sun Also Rises (1926) Men Without Women (1927). A Farewell to Arms (1929). For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954 for The Old Man and the
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9 Hemingway’s Books
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10 Hemingway’s Art His world is characteristically violent and often brutal, the world of war, of crime, of dissipation, of the bullring and prize-ring, of big game hunting and deep-sea fishing A world of fear and despair, a world in which man cannot find meaning, a world of nothingness The themes of war, love and death become central to Hemingway’s work between the two World Wars
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11 Hemingway’s Art ‘Grace under pressure’ code: If the hero is to be defeated, it is to be upon his own terms, this is what distinguishes the Hemingway hero from the fictional characters in naturalism who merely follow their natural instincts. The issue for the Hemingway hero, always
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course LITERATURE 105 taught by Professor Stevens during the Winter '11 term at Mitchell Community College.

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