Twentieth-century English literature

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Modernism is a major literary movement of the first part of the twentieth-century. The word Postmodern literature is used to describe certain tendencies in the literature procuded after the World War II.

Irish writers were especially important in the twentieth-century, including James Joyce and later Samuel Beckett, both central figures in the Modernist movement. Americans, like poets T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound and novelist William Faulkner, were other important modernists. British modernists include Joseph Conrad, E. M. Forster, Dorothy Richardson, Virginia Woolf, and D. H. Lawrence. In the mid-twentieth-century major writers started to appear in the various countries of the British Commonwealth, including several Nobel laureates.

Winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature[change | change source]

Some books published during this period[change | change source]

Writings on the subject[change | change source]

  • Ahlquist, Dale (2012), The Complete Thinker: The Marvelous Mind of G.K. Chesterton, Ignatius Press, ISBN 978-1-58617-675-4.
  • Davies, Marion Wynne, ed. (1990), The Bloomsbury Guide to English Literature, New York: Prentice Hall.
  • Drabble, Margaret, ed. (1996), The Oxford Companion to English Literature, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Fulk, RD; Cain, Christopher M (2003), A History of Old English Literature, Malden: Blackwell.
  • Ward, AW; Waller, AR; Trent, WP; Erskine, J; Sherman, SP; Van Doren, C, eds. (1907–21), History of English and American literature (Encyclopedia), New York: GP Putnam's Sons University Press.