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American Literature Essay

  • Submitted by: AmiAbbas
  • on December 19, 2013
  • Category: Miscellaneous
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A Very Brief Overview of Contemporary Literature

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Contemporary literature is difficult to characterize because it reflects ... All that's left is to imitate, in as fresh a way as possible, what the past has left us. ... In other

 
  In the early 20th century, when the idea that God is dead was first introduced into the general culture, it caused infinite anguish and a great sense of loss. Writers and artists, and then people in general began to question the very meaning of life, and finally arrived at the conclusion that, if there is no God, life is inherently meaningless. Objective truth does not exist; all we have to rely on is our own perspective--our own truth--since that is all we can see.
Most of the literature written before World War II (most notably T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby) dealt with the issue of how people could go on living with these realizations.
  By the end of World War II, though, these ideas had been...

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