British Literature, Modern Era: Authors

Both poet and novelist
Hardy

He said not pessimist, he mealerialist
Hardy

Novels: all dark
Hardy

No development in his poetry
Hardy

Was a pejorist (one who believes the world is getting worse)
Housman

Classics professor
Housman

He was a homosexual
Housman

Believed poetry not have to be complicated to be artistic
Housman

Influenced by romantic pessimism
Housman

Poetry displays Carpe Diem
Housman

Symbol of all the young men that died in war
Brooke

Like Arnold – rugby and father head master
Brooke

He is a Byran without Sinicism
Brooke

Churchill gave his eulogy
Brooke

Some part of me forever England
Brooke

Not a member of the upper class
Owen

Generally considered greatest poet in English language
Yeats

Stages of poetry represent his trying to compensate for religion
Yeats

Match sligo with him on test
Yeats

Irish mythology in poems (match with him on test)
Yeats

Like Blake in that he constructed his own mythology
Yeats

Associate mysticism with Yeats
Yeats

He was fascinated with gyers
Yeats

Associate the spirals with him
Yeats

Two people influenced Yeats:
1. Maud Gonne – politics
2. Lady Gregory – Literature

What novel represents Yeats early period?
Lake of Innisfree

What novel represents Yeats public period?
Adam’s curse

What novel represents Yeats mature mythology?
Second Coming

“A disassociation of disability” happened in poetry after the Renaissance
Eliot

Starts in America and goes to Europe
Eliot

Against education (women)
Lawrence

Interested not in social individual, but the unconscious mind (psychology)
Lawrence

His works are symbolic
Lawrence

Believed head and heart cannot be synthesis
Lawrence

The heart is man, the woman is intellectual
Lawrence

What were 3 dominant themes in Lawrence’s fiction:
1. Male and female conflict
2. Contrast between civilized and earthy man
3. Antagonized against societal authority

Unlike Eliot, became an American (E – England, A – American)
Auden

He was eclectic (jazz, fashion)
Auden

Very 20th century (cool, clinical, and complex)
Auden

Claimed to be a Christian
Auden

“Aloneness is man’s only existence”
Auden

Only wrote of Dublin
Joyce

Best example of stream of consciousness
Joyce

Use of epiphany Ulysses is greatest novel of 20th century
Joyce

Canadian Woman
Munro

Written from first person
Munro

Welsh
Thomas

Religious attitude toward life but root of poetry is sense of doubles (life and death)
Thomas

He was a university librarian (L librarian)
Larkin

Apartide
Gordimer

Writes traditionally (beginning, middle, end)
Gordimer

Wrote mainly short story
Gordimer

Novels show magical realism (Miracles apart from God)
Rushdie

Put a Fatwa on him (Death sentence)
Rushdie