Literary Periods in America Literature
A brief look at literary american periods between the 1840s and the 1950s
1920-1940: Harlem Renaissance *Black culture movement in Harlem, New York *Blues music was making its first appearance *Poetry was popular again
~~~Harlem Renaissance Authors~~~ Langston Hughes Zora Neale Hurston
~~~Post-Modern Authors~~~ Arthur Miller E.E Cummings Maya Angelou Sandra Cisneros Amy Tan
1950-Present: Post-Modernism *Influenced by studies of media, language and information technology *Belief that little is unique; culture endlessly duplicates and copies itself *New literary forms and techniques: dialogue-only texts; experimenting with physical appearance of the work
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