Modernism In Literature
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1. he roots of Modernism in literature lay in a rebellion against, or reaction to Victorianism.
It stresses image over logic, impression over form, and the unconscious over the conscious. Modernism describes the tendency to break away or split from the traditional values and the established rules of style and form, at times going as far as abandoning form in favor of total experimentalism. In the subject matter, theme, and viewpoint, modernism focuses on the individual’s subjective, most often alienated, consciousness. Modernism rejects the traditional framework of description, narrative, and expression, and substitutes it with a stream-of-consciousness effect that appears to be un-cr...