Don't confuse the Modernists movement with the standard dictionary definition of modern. Modernism in Literature is not a chronological designation; rather it consists of literary work possessing certain loosely defined characteristics. What is Modernism? The following are characteristics of Modernism: Modernism is marked by a strong and intentional break with tradition. This break includes a strong reaction against established religious, political, and social views. Modernists believe the world is created in the act of perceiving it; that is, the world is what we say it is. Modernists do not subscribe to absolute truth. All things are relative. Modernists feel no connection with history or institutions. Their experience is that of alienation, loss, and despair. Modernists champion the individual and celebrate inner strength. Modernists believe life is unordered. Modernists concern themselves with the sub-conscious. British Modernism
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