Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Some Thoughts

So I don't think it would be safe to say that the texts we have read in this semester are necessarily representative of the whole of 20th Century British Fiction (yes, those needed to be capitalized).  However, having taken Dr. Stuber's British Literature in an Age of Modernism, I think I can come up with some conclusions that I'd be happy with.  At the turn of the 20th century science and technology moved at hitherto unknown speeds.  Everything was changing in ways that were difficult to grasp.  Art of the time period became more abstract in an effort to capture the changes as they happened.  I think British Modernism and its more experimental facets that we have talked about this semester are good representations of those efforts.  The experimental texts are 20th century authors' attempts at keeping up with that pace.  Never Let Me Go is a good summative example.

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