Chapter 9. Naturalism: Turn-of-the-Century Modernism

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. Donna Campbell Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch9

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Campbell, D. (2009) Naturalism: Turn-of-the-Century Modernism, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. Washington State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206873

Online ISBN: 9781444310726

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Keywords:

  • naturalism - turn-of-the-century modernism;
  • human beings - full panoply of primitive drives/emotions, sexual desire, greed, jealousy, rage;
  • naturalism mirrored - effects of urban life and industrialization;
  • Tim Armstrong - modernism a “cultural expression of modernity”;
  • mode of naturalism - a debased version of realism, a hyper realism that dwells on unpleasant details of life;
  • Crane's approach - modern use of stylistic impressionism/irony/his subject matter

Summary

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  • References and Further Reading