Modernist Portraits

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Modernist Portraits

Jazz filled the air and wailed against the night. Caught in the sway, American prose writers sought out the forbidden - the slang, the dialects, and the rhythms of the folk and of everyday life. Writers such as Hemingway, Stein, and Fitzgerald forged a new style: one which silhouetted the geometry of language, crisp in its own cleanness.

Authors Covered - This section of the Instructor Guide contains biographical information on 10 authors, and includes hyperlinks to related Archive materials.

Timeline - The Unit timeline references literary text publishing dates with critical historical events, building a contextual framework.

Find additional resources, including primary source materials, interactives, and downloadable print materials, at:  http://www.learner.org/amerpass/unit11/

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