Authors of the Early to Mid-20th Century (The Britannica by Kathleen Kuiper

By Kathleen Kuiper

Beginning on the sunrise of the 20 th century, writers all started experimenting with literary kinds as by no means prior to. As might be the main far-reaching circulate, Modernism swept throughout either the U.S. and Europe and has been embodied within the works of such writers as Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and T.S. Eliot. The existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, Samuel Beckett's absurdist writings, and the diversity of literary output from all over the world additionally mirror the spirit of the interval. The lives and works of those and different authors from around the globe are surveyed during this soaking up quantity.

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Moshe Dayan, the one-eyed general who personified so much of the self-reliance of the founding generation, gave voice to the cruel reality that faced the pioneers in his eulogy for Ro'i Rothberg, a young Israeli security officer ambushed near Gaza in 1956. "Yesterday, Ro'i was murdered," he began. "The quiet of the spring morning blinded him, and he did not see those who sought his life hiding behind the furrow. Let us not today cast blame on the murderers. What can we say against their terrible hatred of us?

And under all that Midwestern affability, Eisenhower's vanities had been sorely abused. His best friends had torn up the Tripartite Declaration and ignored the greatest power in the alliance. He was flummoxed: How could America confront its own allies militarily? The Western alliance would dissolve. The Soviets would achieve a great victory. What was he to do? 14 The conspiracy had been finalized just six days earlier, when Ben-Gurion flew secretly from Tel Aviv to Paris. In those days, that required a seventeenhour entombment in a D C - 4 .

Beyond the border surges a sea of hatred and revenge; revenge that looks toward the day when the calm will blunt our alertness, the day when we shall listen to the envoys of malign hypocrisy who call upon us to lay down our arms . . We are a generation of settlement, and without the steel helmet and the gun's muzzle we will not be able to plant a tree or build a house. Let us not fear to look squarely at the hatred that con­ sumes and fills the lives of . . Arabs who live around us . . That is the fate of our generation.

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