I’ve decided that the first writer I research to be Ezra Pound, who was referenced in my introduction post. I have always admired his work, for he is known to be the creator of an important movement in writing, Imagism, but I have never had the chance to dive deeper into his history and writing style in relation to his contributions.Continue reading
Part of my work in these past two weeks has been gaining an understanding of the “modernist” and “postmodernist” literary voices, and how the voice of the beat generation is defined. Modernism and postmodernism are not just stylistic differences; they indicate a certain perspective and ideology held by writers. Like all literary movements, they hold a unique philosophy at heart. I believe that an understanding of this is essential to our reception of any given piece of literature, and awareness of the philosophical agenda behind the writing can more accurately put what is said into context. When you take that a step further and analyze the philosophy of writing in relation to the author’s social and historical context, to some degree, you can excavate the psychology behind the written work.