The term Modernism usually refers to the early part of
the twentieth century sometimes beginning with the First
World War in 1914, and continuing through the 1930s or so
perhaps up to the Second World War. Some of the most
influential Modernist writers tried some radical experiments
with form: poets like Pound and Eliot working in free verse, for instance, and novelists
like Joyce, Woolf, and Stein experimenting with stream of consciousness and elaborate
From the Guide to Literary Terms by Jack Lynch.
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