The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.
According to Faulkner, the poet is not just a witness to the past, but also
a force of strength and survival.
Lost Generation writers, such as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, were influenced by
the rejection of traditional ideas.
Many modernist writers were deeply affected by the horrors of World War II, particularly
the Holocaust and the threat of global atomic war.
According to Faulkner, what is the biggest problem preventing young writers from producing "good writing"?
Young writers live in physical fear and therefore are prevented from concentrating on matters of the spirit.
According to the excerpt, Faulkner believes that a young writer must
focus on universal truths and human feeling rather than just the storyline.
There is nothing as bad as war. . . . When people realize how bad it is they cannot do anything to stop it because they go crazy. There are some people who never realize.
Which common Lost Generation theme is reflected in the passage?
contempt for warfare