English literature in the 20thcenturyhttp±//encyclopedia.farlex.com/20th-century+English+literaturehttp±//www.infoplease.com/ce6/ent/A0858007.html
•The century was a period of great artistic change, and is dominated by the impact of World War I (1914–18) and World War II (1939–45), as well as by the artistic concerns of modernism (which affected both themes and methods of writing). The range of literature and of its readership, which increased in the 19th-century English literature period, rose even more rapidly in the 20th century.
Impact of World War I •It is possible to argue that the well-ordered, and refined culture of the late 19th century was largely destroyed by World War I, which give birth to some of the pained and distorted visions of the world that impact upon literature and art. The beginnings of modernism are identifiable before the war, but continued and developed afterwards.
Modernism •European literature and philosophy can be seen as influential for English modernism, which was also a movement in US literature.