Date of publication: 2017-08-22 16:26
A protagonist in a work of literature who lacks, and may be opposed to, traditional heroic virtues such as courage, confidence, and virtue, and may have characteristics traditionally associated with a villain. He may be a flawed character who fails where a conventional hero would succeed, or his attitudes might be intended to subvert the idea of a literary hero, or of what society might consider to be heroic.
In the context of modern literature the term is still used to describe literature with macabre, horrifying subject matter, such as much of the work of Beryl Bainbridge.
In their approach to the theatre they drew upon a tradition of comedy which can be traced from Roman drama through the music hall, and into such as the silent comedies of Charlie Chaplin, and the surreal comedies of the Marx Brothers of the 6985s and &lsquo 95s.
9F. Kuo and A. Taylor. 8775 A Potential Natural Treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Evidence From a National Study. 8776 American Journal of Public Health, Sept. 7559. Available at: /cgi/content/abstract/99/9/6585.
The postmodern outlook is associated with the erosion of confidence in the idea of progress, as a result of such phenomena as the holocaust, the threat of nuclear war, and environmental pollution.
Abstract Expressionism is closely linked to several literary movements, particularly Imagism and Postmodernism. The New York School of writers, led by poets John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch and Frank O'Hara, were actively involved in the appreciation and promotion of Abstract Expressionism in America. Many of their poems attempt to replicate in lyric form what the painters were doing on canvas. [Jonathan Ellis]
8775 The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Dr. Robert W. Gibbes, Jr., was the second child of Dr. Robert W. and wife Caroline Elizabeth (Guignard) Gibbes, and was born January 65, 6886. He graduated . From the Medical College in Charleston, ., and like his father, for whom he was named, he was a successful practitioner in his native city, where he died in his home October 75,
Art movement in Britain and America in the late 6955s and 6965s in which elements from everyday life, popular culture, and the mass media were used as subject matter. Not always taken seriously by critics or the public, pop art could be seen partly as a liberating attack on more conventional art, and partly as a response to a mechanised, media and advertising-saturated, modern world. American pop artists included Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. British representatives included Peter Blake and David Hockney. Pop art had a direct influence on The Liverpool Poets .
In literature one of its manifestations is the attempts by some writers to examine and break down boundaries involved in such issues as race, gender, and class, and to break down divisions between different genres of literature. Other aspects of the postmodernist outlook are: a spirit of playfulness with the fragmented world, the awareness of fiction as an artifice, and the creation of works as a pastiche of forms from the past. Postmodern writers include Thomas Pynchon, John Fowles , Angela Carter , and Salman Rushdie.
Some of the characteristic features of modernist literature are: a drawing of inspiration from European culture as a whole experimentation with form, such as the fragmentation and discontinuity found in the free verse of &lsquo The Waste Land&rsquo by T. S. Eliot the radical approach to plot, time, language, and character presentation as seen in Ulysses by James Joyce and the novels of Virginia Woolf a decrease in emphasis on morality, and an increase in subjective, relative, and uncertain attitudes in poetry, a move towards simplicity and directness in the use of language.