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Worked to expose the dishonest methods and unscrupulous motive in big business and in city, state, and national governmentAmerica-1902-1911
Irregular lives and radical ideas defiantly flaunted in their writings; recent writers who have attacked conventional morality sometimes have been spoken of as belonging to this scBritish-1820s
Group of critics; who see literary work as existential expression of the authors individual consciousness; consistent in placing the highest value on individual consciousness and i1950s-1960s
Johnson became 'literary dictator'; meetings fostered free discourse on books and writers, classic and contemeporary; Johnson bogarted.British-1764
Active around the time of the American Revolution; conservative in their models, following addison and pope.American-1770s
Classical polish and symmetry; imitation of classical writers and types; revolt from puritanism; 'live merily and write good verses.' 1600s
Followers of Charles; opposed to the supportes of parliament(Roundheads); composed lighthearted poems; soldiers first, then poetsBritish- 1625ish
Studied the natural sciences, philosophy, and religion; suspected atheists.British-1558 to 1603
(Highest class amoung Hindus) O.W. Holmes and Marquand use this term derisively about those during this time who were 'harmless, inoffensive, untitled aristocracy'American- 1800s
Work dealt idealistically with village life in ScotlandScotland- 1800s
Reacted against certain tendencies of older writers of the time; coined from Gertrude Stein 'you are all a lost generation'; Hemingway character to disprove but instead reaffirmedNew York/Paris-Early 1900s
Purpose to satirize literary incompetence; shared opinions of false taste of the age (esp. concerning learning) through the Memoir of the Martinus ScriblerusLondon-1714
Sturggle to see the world afresh, as might a visitor from MarsBritain-1970s
Art for art's sake; they were in reaction against prevailing romanticism of the first half of the century; impersonal poetry with great objective clarityFrench- 1800s
Interested in new developments in theology, philosophy, and literature.American-1836
Influenced by shelley and byron reflected discontent adn unrest, and their style was marked by jerkiness and strained emphasisEngland-1854
Demonstrated a particular bitterness in their attacks of outmoded, bourgeois values; named after Paul's autobiography; sample plays protagonists exeplify 'antihero'England-1950s-1960s
Name applied (in derision) to English novelists who were emphasizing gentility and etipuette.Briatain-1800s
Inspired by landscape and serene nature of the Lake District and opium in Coleridge's case. Disparaged by other poets.British- 1800s
Journalism, editorship, the fronteir, poetry, novels, songs, translations; associated by geography and chance rather than close org.New York-1800-1850
Applied to women of pronounced intellectual interests. GOALS: encourage on interest in lit; foster recognition of lit genius, get rid of neg stigma attached to 'learned ladies'; usLondon-1750
Experimental school; inspired by projective verse (breath verse... line determined bu breath); idealistic and spiritedNorth Carolina-1950s
In romantic rebellion against what they conceived of as the American Culture; expressed their revolt through literary works as a series of existential expressions of the author's iAmerica-1950s-1960s
Devoted to the preservation of the Gaelic language; attempted to foster a new native Irish LiteratureEngland-late 1800s
Granted royal charter in 1557 to be the sole printer of anything, except with special permission, for sale in England, and also charged with the responsibility of cataloging the tiBritish-1500s
Longs poems on death and immortality; ironically related to romanticismBritish/American- 1700s
Followers of John Wycliffe, who inspired a popular religious reform movement; sprang from the clash of 2 ideals: that of worldly aims, upheld by the rulers of the church and state,British-1300s
Distinguished by urbanity, wit, learning, spontaneity, an exuberance; exploitedcertain interest and symoathies: teh culture of france, modern, painting, jazz, hollywood, movies, anNew York-1950-1970s
marked by sensuousness, MELODY, personifications, pictorial quality, narative and medievalism (allegory), spencerian sonnets, and moral eBritish-1600s
University publications: agrarian tendencies (espouse the benefits of agrarian living); applied to a group of southern American writers who published a magazine of poTennessee/Vanderbilt U.-1920s
Human intercourse+enjoyment of beautiful objects=the rational ends of social progressLondon-1920-1930
Derogatory title applied to Blackwood's Magazine because of their alleged poor taste in diction and rhymeBritish- 1800s
Psychological analysis of emotions of love and religion, their penchant for the novel and the shocking, their techniques resulted frequently in obscurity, roughness, and strain gavBritish-1600s
Literary and scientific people; came together chiefly for social intercourse and good conversation.American-1850s
Tribe of poor writers or writing about the poor people living in Grub Street LondonLondon-1891
Renaissance group who favored the introduction of heavy Latin and Greek words into standard English
Four voluntary , uncharted societies or legal guilds that have the privilege of admitting persons to the bar. Today little more than a lawyer's club.British-1300s to present

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