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British writers of 20 century Made by: Anastasiia Gepolova & Daria Bogomazova
Plan. Introduction. Famous writers of XX century and their books. Questionnaire. Conclusion
Introduction. Well hello everyone! Today we are going to talk about Britain writers of 20 century and their books. Also we are going to show our opinion about them. And in conclusion we are going to choose the best of writers according to our classmates.
Modern 1920-1940. Prerequisites: Freud and Bergson's theories; World War I; attempts of a compromise between mature romanticism and naturalism, between an ideal image of the person and the person real. Features: pessimistic world view, formation of myths.
Joseph Conrad Name at the birth: Józef Theodor Conrad Kozhenyovsky Date of birth: December 3 1857 Birthplace: Berdichev, Kiev province, Russian Empire Date of death: August 3 1924 (66 years) Death place: Bishopsborn, England Kind of activity: prose writer
Thomas Stearns Eliot T. S. Eliot Date of birth: September 26, 1888 Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA Date of death: January 4, 1965 (76 years) Death place: London, Great Britain Kind of activity: playwright, poet, critic Direction: modernism Genre: poetry
Virginia Woolf Name at the birth: Adelina Virginia Stephen Date of birth: January 25, 1882 Birthplace: London Date of death: On March 28, 1941 (59 years) Death place: Lewis, Sussex Nationality: Great Britain Kind of activity: prose writer, essayist, literary critic Years of creativity: 1904 — 1941
Clive Steyplz Lewis Date of birth: On November 29 1898 Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland, British Empire Date of death: On November 22 1963 (64 years) Death place: Oxford, England, Great Britain Nationality (citizenship): Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain Kind of activity: Writer, philologist, thinker, theologian, storyteller Genre: fantasy, science fiction, Christian apologetics
Joanne Rowling Date of birth: On July 31, 1965 (49 years) Birthplace: Gloucestershire, England Nationality (citizenship): Great Britain Kind of activity: prose writer Years of creativity: with 1997 Genre: fantasy, tragicomedy, criminal novel
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien Date of birth: January 3, 1892 Birthplace: Bloemfontein Date of death: On September 2, 1973 (81 years) Death place: Bournemouth Kind of activity: prose writer, poet, linguist, philologist, translator Direction: Fantasy Genre: Children's literature, fantasy, translation, literary criticism, poetry
Agatha Christie Date of birth: September 15, 1890 Birthplace: Torquay (Great Britain) Date of death: On January 12, 1976 (85 years) Death place: Wallingford (Oxfordshire, Great Britain) Kind of activity: prose writer, playwright Years of creativity: 1920 – 1976 Direction: fiction Genre: detective story, adventure novel, spy novel, autobiography
Realism 1920-1940 Prerequisites : World War I, mass unemployment, fascist moods, threat of the new world conflict, philosophy of a decadence and modernist style.. Features: connection of high book pathos with colloquial style, popular speech; use of dramaturgic receptions; a gusty expression, detective motives in a plot. Genres: anti-war social and psychological novel, novel anti-Utopia, satirical novel, novel detective story, poem, novel jazz.
George Orwell Date of birth: June 25, 1903 Birthplace: Motikhari, British India Date of death: On January 21 1950(46 years) Death place: London, Great Britain Kind of activity: writer, publicist Years of creativity: 1935 — 1950
Aldous Huxley Date of birth: July 26, 1894 Birthplace: Godalming, Surrey, England, Great Britain Date of death: On November 22, 1963 (69 years) Death place: Los Angeles, USA Kind of activity: prose writer
William Gerald Golding Date of birth: September 19, 1911 Birthplace: Saint-Kolamb Maynor Cornwall, Great Britain Date of death: On June 19, 1993 (81 years) Death place: Perranauortal Cornwall, Great Britain Kind of activity: prose writer
Hope, you liked our presentation, and you had a desire to get acquainted with works of these writers. Many thanks for attention!
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