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Use the timeline above to explore Modernism. Clicking the link under a writer’s picture will show you more about that writer, and buttons will help you explore the era. You can also scroll down the page to read about all the writers in this time period.

What is Modernism?

Modernism refers to a period in literary history between the first and second world war. Writing during this period rejected the formulas established in earlier times, preferring non-linear storytelling. Learn more about Modernism from the University of Toledo here.

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Gertrude SteinWilliam Carlos Williams | Zora Neale Hurston | F. Scott Fitzgerald | Ernest HemingwaySterling A. Brown | Isaac Bashevis Singer | Richard WrightChester Himes

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Gertrude SteinWilliam Carlos Williams | Zora Neale Hurston | F. Scott Fitzgerald | Ernest HemingwaySterling A. Brown | Isaac Bashevis Singer | Richard WrightChester Himes

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Gertrude SteinWilliam Carlos Williams | Zora Neale Hurston | F. Scott Fitzgerald | Ernest HemingwaySterling A. Brown | Isaac Bashevis Singer | Richard WrightChester Himes

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Gertrude SteinWilliam Carlos Williams | Zora Neale Hurston | F. Scott Fitzgerald | Ernest HemingwaySterling A. Brown | Isaac Bashevis Singer | Richard WrightChester Himes

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Gertrude SteinWilliam Carlos Williams | Zora Neale Hurston | F. Scott Fitzgerald | Ernest HemingwaySterling A. Brown | Isaac Bashevis Singer | Richard WrightChester Himes

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Gertrude SteinWilliam Carlos Williams | Zora Neale Hurston | F. Scott Fitzgerald | Ernest HemingwaySterling A. Brown | Isaac Bashevis Singer | Richard WrightChester Himes

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Jump to Featured Writers:

Gertrude SteinWilliam Carlos Williams | Zora Neale Hurston | F. Scott Fitzgerald | Ernest HemingwaySterling A. Brown | Isaac Bashevis Singer | Richard WrightChester Himes

Jump to Featured Writers:

Gertrude SteinWilliam Carlos Williams | Zora Neale Hurston | F. Scott Fitzgerald | Ernest HemingwaySterling A. Brown | Isaac Bashevis Singer | Richard WrightChester Himes