Silvia Plath was a well known poet and published author. She had written many books including The Bell Jar, Ariel, and Crossing the water. Silvia Plath was a graduate from Smith College an all women's college in Massachusetts. The Bell Jar, is about a women with unconventional ideals about how she wants to live her life and pursue her career but throughout the novel, the women life takes a dark unexpected turn. E.E. Cummings was a well known Poet as well. He wrote I carry your heart with me, and In just-. The first poem is about love and the influence love has had on his life. The second poem is about spring but from a young child's point of view as it is read. T.S. Elliot was a poet, playwright, essayist, and literary critic. He wrote The Wasteland, and Aunt Helen. The first poem is about a bird and a garden and the second poem is about his aunt's passing. Ernest Hemingway was a short story author and journalist. he wrote The Sun Also Rises chronicles and Farewell to Arms. The Sun Also Rises chronicles the meaningless lives of the Lost Generation. Farewell to Arms narrates the tale of an ambulance driver searching for meaning in WWI.
What makes these Authors Modernists?
Writers who have adopted the Modern point of view often did so quite deliberately and self-consciously. Indeed, a central preoccupation of Modernism is with the inner self and consciousness. In contrast to the Romantic world view, the Modernist cares rather little for Nature, Being, or the overarching structures of history. Instead of progress and growth. Modernists are more focused on individualism and the progressive views of ones self, for example not conforming to gender roles as Silvia Plath did by going to Smith College, that was not just a school but also an all girls school, rather then settling down and getting married. Many of these Authors wrote about some form of personal genre, this gave them identities as writers.
Modernism in Music