Question by  crawreb (37)

What is an example of modernist literature?

What is the definition?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Modernism broke traditional values and thus began to change literature to serve as an outlet for troubled/rebellious souls. Anything written after the era of Classicism is Modernism.


Answer by  cotters (24)

Ulysses, by James Joyce, is an example of modernist literature. This genre often involves an unconventional structure that departs from realisms, as well as themes of individualism, the randomness of life, the lack of trust in institutions and the disbelief in any absolute truths


Answer by  carolinak1979 (42)

Modernist literature is writing by authors in which the subject matter revolves around the idea of Modernism; individualism and the idea of the impossibility of any absolute truth. Modernist literature is unique in that it does not coincide with or follow tradition. Most importantly it modernist literature is characterized by a strong reaction against established political, religious and social views.


Answer by  bujji (133)

Modernist literature which developed in early 20th century revolves around the importance of individualism and express it's distrust over the established norms of society and government. It is also called high modernism and it's main theme lies in protecting the self against the conventionality. it is more mundane in nature compared to it's earlier literary works.

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