A work of tremendous influence that has inspired writers from his ancient Greek contemporaries to modernist writers such as T.S. Eliot, Homer's epic poem The Iliad is translated by Robert Fagles with an introduction and notes...
Rainer Maria Rilke, Sept. 1900, was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, "widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets", writing in both verse and highly lyrical prose. Several critics have described Rilke's work as inherently "mystical". These deeply existential themes tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist writers.
Virginia Woolf (centre) died on this day in 1941. The pioneering modernist writer addressed the position of women after the war throughout her fiction, but with her collection of essays, A Room of One's Own, she contributed advice and thinking that still sounds fresh and relevant for women writing today. Here is her advice for women writing, along with the words of 25 other female authors who paved the way in the world of literature.
Ezra Pound "Make it new!". 'Ezra Pound (1885-1972) is "the Father of Modernism," because as a poet and editor and critic he inspired and encouraged artists and writers to make new art and literature in the 20th century.' http://amcultlit.weebly.com/modernist-writers.html
Fernando Pessoa-- born Fernando António Nogueira Pessôa (June 13, 1888 – November 30, 1935), was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher, described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language. He also wrote in and translated from English and French.
The Literature Network offers searchable online literature for the student, educator, or enthusiast. To find the work you're looking for start by looking through the author index. It currently has over 3000 full books and over 4000 short stories and poems by over 250 authors. The quotations database has over 8500 quotes. http://www.online-literature.com/author_index.php
Virginia and Leonard Woolf set up the Hogarth Press in 1917 and published works by key modernist writers as well important works in translation. Duncan Heyes assesses the contribution that the Hogarth Press made to modernism and to British literary culture.
Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. Description from zenosbooks.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images