Introduction to Late Modern and Postwar Literature

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Randall Jarrell, wrote poems that expressed what

he had witnessed during his World War II service.

Which value was emphasized in the writings of the Lost Generation?

rebellion

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

The war literature of some early twentieth-century American writers, such as Elie Wiesel, focused on

the violence directed at noncombatants.

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