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World War 1 and 2 inspired many authors to emerge and write
great works during the 20th century.

  • Literature in the 20th century shaped modern and post modern movements in art and literature.
  • Many authors came to write because of the inspiration of WWI and WWII.
  • Many British authors were moved by the Great Depression.
  • Many Play-rights challenged politics and society plus values
  • During the 20th century Irish drama began to flower.
  • D.H Lawrence
  • George Orwell
  • T.S Eliot
  • Virginia Woolf
  • W.B Yeats
  • Charles Bernstein
Top 10 Greatest Books:
  • Ulysses- James Joyce
  • Heart of Darkness- Joseph Conrad
  • 1984- George Orwell
  • The Rainbow- D.H Lawrence
  • The Good Solider- Ford Madox Ford
  • A Dance to the Music of Time- Anthony Powell
  • A handful of Dust- Evelyn Waugh
  • The Remains of the Day- Kazuo Ishiguro
  • To the Lighthouse- Virgina Woolf
  • Loving Living Party Going- Henry Green