Ethnic Writers and the Literary Mainstream
Amidst the chaos following World War I, Ezra Pound urged poets to "Make it New!" This call was heeded by a large range of poets, from T.S. Eliot to Jean Toomer. This episode explores the modernist lyrics of two of these poets: William Carlos Williams and Langston Hughes. What is modernism? How did these poets start a revolution that continues until this day?
Authors Covered - This section of the Instructor Guide contains biographical information on 10 authors, and includes hyperlinks to related Archives materials.
Timeline - The Unit timeline references literary text publishing dates with critical historical events, building a contextual framework.
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