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.
Katherine Mansfields es el pseudónimo que usó Kathleen Beauchamp (Wellington, Nueva Zelanda, 14 de octubre de 1888 - Fontainebleau, Francia, 9 de enero de 1923), una destacada escritora modernista de origen neozelandés.
Samuel Beckett (1906–1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.
Wystan Hugh Auden, "Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be."
"Gertrude Stein was an American writer of novels, poetry and plays that eschewed the narrative, linear, and temporal conventions of 19th-century literature, and a fervent collector of Modernist art." (Wikipedia)