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  • 1. LITERATURE OF THE UK OF THE 20-21CENTURIES
  • 2. MODERNISM Modernism, in its broadest definition, is modern thought,character, or practice.In particular the development of modernindustrial societies and the rapid growth of cities, followedthen by the horror of World War I, were among the factors thatshaped Modernism. Modernism is characterized by a self-conscious break withtraditional styles of poetry and verse. The modernist literarymovement was driven by a desire to overturn traditionalmodes of representation and express the new sensibilities oftheir time.
  • 3. THE GOLDEN AGE OF DETECTIVE FICTION WASAN ERA OF CLASSIC MURDER MYSTERY NOVELSPRODUCED BY VARIOUS AUTHORS, ALL FOLLOWINGSIMILAR PATTERNS AND STYLE.Arthur Conan Doyle was aScottish writer, most noted forhis stories about the detectiveSherlock Holmes.SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859 –1930)
  • 4. SHERLOCK HOLMESSherlock Holmes is a fictionaldetective created by Conan Doyle. ALondon-based "consulting detective"whose abilities border on thefantastic, Holmes is famous for hisastute logical reasoning, and his useof forensic science skills to solvedifficult cases.-he first appeared in publication in1887.-he was featured in four novels and56 short stories.-the stories cover a period fromaround 1880 up to 1914.
  • 5. AGATHA CHRISTIEAgatha Christie (1890 –1976)was a British crime writer ofnovels, short stories, andplays. she is best rememberedfor the 66 detective novelsGenres:-Murder mystery, Thriller,Crime fiction
  • 6. JOHN GALSWORTHY (1867 –1933) John Galsworthy (1867 –1933)was an English novelist andplaywright. Notable worksinclude The Forsyte Saga(1906–1921) and its sequels, AModern Comedy and End of theChapter. He won the Nobel Prizein Literature in 1932.
  • 7. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW1856 — 1950Some interesting facts:-He is the only person to have beenawarded both a Nobel Prize inLiterature (1925) and an Oscar(1938), for his contributions toliterature and for his work on the filmPygmalion (adaptation of his play ofthe same name )
  • 8.  Adeline Virginia Woolf wasan English writer, and oneof the foremost modernistsof the twentieth century. During the interwar period,Woolf was a significantfigure in London literarysociety. Her most famousworks include the novelsMrs Dalloway (1925), Tothe Lighthouse (1927) andOrlando (1928)VIRGINIA WOOLF(1882 –1941)
  • 9. ORLANDO Orlando: A Biography is an influential novel byVirginia Woolf, first published on 11 October 1928.A semi-biographical novel is generally consideredone of Woolfs most accessible novels. The novelhas been influential stylistically, and is consideredimportant in literature generally, and particularly inthe history of womens writing and gender studies
  • 10. JOHN RONALD TOLKIEN (1892 -1973) John Ronald Tolkien (1892 -1973)was an English writer, poet. He isbest known as the author of theclassic high fantasy works TheHobbit, The Lord of the Rings. Genres: Fantasy
  • 11. JOANNE ROWLINGJoanne Rowling (1965),pen name J. K. Rowling-isa British novelist, bestknown as the author of theHarry Potter fantasy series.
  • 12. THE CASUAL VACANCY. -This book was published worldwide in2012 -It became the fastest-selling in theUnited Kingdom in three years - Major themes in the novel are class,politics and social issues like that ofdrugs and delinquencyThe Potter books have gainedworldwide attention, won multipleawards, and sold more than 400million copies. They have become thebest-selling book series in history.
  • 13. KAZUO ISHIGUROKazuo Ishiguro-is aJapanese-born Britishnovelist. He is one of themost celebratedcontemporary fictionauthors in the English-speaking world, havingreceived four Man BookerPrize nominationsNever let me go•it was published in2005•it is Dystopian,Science fiction novelwith a futuristic tone