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Modernism: 1915 - 1946


The reader and the reader’s response to a text is the focus of this time period. Writers began to experiment with form and structure in order to evoke a particular response from readers.


We will read and explore one or more of the literary works by the featured author for this period:

Ernest Hemingway


 

 

Ernest Hemingway

 

   

Links to Connections

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park - a "Hemingway Around the Web" site with valuable links for research.

Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure - a neat site from PBS, this resource will help you draw connections between the author's work and his life.

"The Dangerous Spring: Ernest Hemingway's Spring"- an interesting article from the Washington Post. 

Nobel e-Museum: Ernest Hemingway - visit the official website of the Nobel Foundation and read Hemingway's biography, his Nobel prize acceptance speech and more. 

Scroll down to discover links to Hemingway's works: A Farewell to Arms, The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and the Sea.

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Short Story: "In Another Country" -p. 809

Additional Resources:

  • Short Story: "Hills Like White Elephants" (handout)

 

Audio Book/MP3 

  Sadly, Hemingway's novels aren't available for free. Click here to download the MP3 for a fee.

 


We may also explore one or more of the following works:

 

The Great Gatsby

by

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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A Farewell to Arms

by

Ernest Hemingway

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The Old Man and the Sea

by

Ernest Hemingway

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In Our Time

by

Ernest Hemingway

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The Sun Also Rises

by

Ernest Hemingway

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Cannery Row

by

John Steinbeck

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The Grapes of Wrath

by

John Steinbeck

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Even more writers to explore...


  

Sherwood Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Links to Connections 

  Sherwood Anderson, A Brief Biography- from The Sherwood Anderson Foundation

 

Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life- links to the full e-text from Bartleby.com

 

Perspectives in American Literature: Sherwood Anderson- a great research source from California State University

 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources: 

  • Short Story: "The Corn Planting" -p. 815

Additional Resources:

  • Short Story: "The Egg" (handout).

 

W.H. Auden

 

 

 Links to Connections 

  W.H. Auden- from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of his works

 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Poem: "The Unknown Citizen" -p. 777

 


 

e.e. cummings

 

 

 

 

 

 Links to Connections

  e.e. cummings- a page from the Academy of American Poets with biographical information and e-texts.

 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Poem: "old age sticks" -p. 774  
  • Poem: "anyone lived in a pretty how town" -p. 775

 


 

 

 

H.D.

 

 Links to Connections 

  H.D.- from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of her works

 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Poem: "Pear Tree" -p. 735
  • Poem: "Heat" -p. 736 

 


 

T.S. Eliot

 Links to Connections   

 Modern American Poetry: T.S. Eliot - from the Department of English at the University of Illinois, this site offers biographical information as well as links to selected works and analysis/criticism

 

T.S. Eliot-  from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of his works

  

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Poem: "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" -p. 716

 


William Faulkner

 Links to Connections 

William Faulkner, Biography- from the Nobel Foundation

 

Mississippi Writers Page: William Faulkner -from the English Department of the University of Mississippi, an extensive biography and more.

  

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Short Story: "A Rose for Emily" -p. 862 
  • Speech: Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech  -p. 875

 


Robert Frost

 Links to Connections 

Robert Frost- from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of his works

 

Modern American Poetry: Robert Frost - from the Department of English at the University of Illinois, this site offers biographical information as well as links to selected works and analysis/criticism

 

Perspectives in American Literature: Robert Frost- a great research source from California State University

 

Robert Frost Farm: Derry, NH - Never been there? Here's a virtual look at what's just 20 minutes away from LHS.

 

Robert Frost: Online Resources - comprehensive, multi-media resources from the Library of Congress.

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Poem: "Birches" -p. 882
  • Poem: "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" -p. 885
  • Poem: "Mending Wall" -p. 886
  • Poem: "Out, Out" -p. 888
  • Poem: "The Gift Outright" -p. 890
  • Poem: "Acquainted With the Night" -p. 892

 


Archibald MacLeish

 Links to Connections

Archibald MacLeish- from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of his works.

 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Poem: "Ars Poetica" -p. 796

 


Edgar Lee Masters

 Links to Connections 

Modern American Poetry: Edgar Lee Masters - from the Department of English at the University of Illinois, this site offers biographical information as well as links to selected works and analysis/criticism.

 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources

  • Poem: "Lucinda Matlock" -p. 663
  • Poem: "Richard Bone" -p. 664

 


Marianne Moore

 Links to Connections  

Marianne Moore- from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of her works

 

Modern American Poetry: Marianne Moore- from the Department of English at the University of Illinois, this site offers biographical information as well as links to selected works and analysis/criticism.

 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources

  • Poem: "Poetry" -p. 798

 


Ogden Nash

 Links to Connections

Ogden Nash Online - selected works and lots of links.

 


Katherine Anne Porter

 Links to Connections 

American Masters: Katherine Anne Porter-  interesting information from PBS

 

Perspectives in American Literature: Katherine Anne Porter-  a great research source from California State University.

 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Short Story: "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” -p. 848

 


Edwin Arlington Robinson

 Links to Connections 

Modern American Poetry: Edward Arlington Robinson - from the Department of English at the University of Illinois, this site offers biographical information as well as links to selected works and analysis/criticism.

 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Poem: "Luke Havergal" -p. 660
  • Poem: "Richard Cory" -p. 662

 


Wallace Stevens

 Links to Connections

Wallace Stevens- from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of his works.

 

Modern American Poetry: Wallace Stevens - from the Department of English at the University of Illinois, this site offers biographical information as well as links to selected works and analysis/criticism.

 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Poem: "Of Modern Poetry" -p. 794
  • Poem: "Anecdote of the Jar" -p. 795

 


James Thurber

 Links to Connections

The Thurber House: A Literary Center for Writers and Readers- an interesting site offering lots of information on Thurber.

 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Essay: "The Night the Ghost Got In" -p. 898

 


Eudora Welty

 Links to Connections

Mississippi Writers Page: Eudora Welty -from the English Department of the University of Mississippi, an extensive biography and more

 

The Eudora Welty Foundation

 

Perspectives in American Literature: Eudora Welty-  a great research source from California State University.

 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Short Story: "A Worn Path" -p. 820

William Carlos Williams

 Links to Connections 

William Carlos Williams- from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of his works.

 

Modern American Poetry: William Carlos Williams- from the Department of English at the University of Illinois, this site offers biographical information as well as links to selected works and analysis/criticism.

 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Poem: "The Red Wheelbarrow" -p. 733
  • Poem: "The Great Figure" -p. 733
  • Poem: "This is Just to Say" -p. 734

 


Thomas Wolfe

 Links to Connections 

The Thomas Wolfe Web Site- from the University of North Carolina, lots of great information on Wolfe

 

Thomas Wolfe Memorial

 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Short Story: "The Far and the Near" -p. 784

 


E.B. White

 Links to Connections 

New York Times Books: Life & Times- E.B. White- an extensive resource with many great links.

Meet the Author: E.B. White- a resource from Houghton Mifflin.

E.B. White: Biography- a resource from Scholastic.

 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  • Excerpt from Essay: "Here is New York" -p. 903

 


Overall "Text to World" & "Text to Text" Connections for this Literary Period

American Masters: The American Novel Literary Timeline- a great site from PBS, this link offers lots of information on the various movements, periods, novels and authors of American literature.

 

American Memory Timeline - from the Learning Page at The Library of Congress, this link will help you connect American history to American literature.

 

 

Works Cited

 “1920s-Mid-1930s Harlem Renaissance.”   American Masters: The American Novel. 2007. Public Broadcasting Network. 20 June 2007 <http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americannovel/ timeline/ harlemrenaissance.html >.

 

The American Experience. New Jersey.  Prentice Hall Literature, 1991.