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1

What is modernist literature?

It marks a departure from convention - a way of expressing freedom by undermining literary tradition

2

What did Gustave Le Bon believe in?

Destruction of beliefs

Reemergence of nationalist beliefs

3

"Severe mental epidemic... nervous instability"
Who said this?

Max Nordau

4

What was Freud's criticism?

"Most people don't want freedom because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility"

5

Think of two Jungian criticisms which can be applied to modernism

"There is no coming to consciousness without pain"

"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes"

6

Who coined the phrase 'stream of consciousness'?

W James (1890)

7

What piece of art did Picasso create which is reminiscent of modernist literature?
When was this?

The Guernica

1937

8

"Attempts to create a vantage point from which the past and the future are equally visible"

Who said this?

O'Connor

9

Who's concepts can be used for A03?

Jung
Freud
W James
Max Nordau
Gustave Le Bon

- these people were commentators of modernism and did not belong to an art form - they influenced the modernist era but did not participate in it through art