The period is a long one and it is generally considered that Old English was spoken from about A. Many of the poems of the period are pagan, in particular Widsith and Beowulf. The greatest English poem, Beowulf is the first English epic. The author of Beowulf is anonymous.
D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers: Summary & Analysis
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There is something distasteful about the very bustle of the streets, something that is abhorrent to human nature itself. Hundreds of thousands of people of all classes and ranks of society jostle past one another; are they not all human beings with the same characteristics and potentialities…? And yet they rush past one another as if they had nothing in common or were in no way associated with one another…The greater the number of people that are packed into a tiny space, the more repulsive and offensive becomes the brutal indifference, the unfeeling concentration of each person on his private affairs. The city is a key motif in modernist literature. Numerous novels and poems reflect the ways in which cities generate states of shock, exhilaration, alienation, anonymity, confusion or thrill. The idea of the isolated, questioning self belongs to the modern urban centre, not the provincial margins, a subject famously explored by the 19th-century French poet Charles Baudelaire. The crowd is his element, as the air is that of birds and water of fishes.
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Ares , in Greek religion , god of war or, more properly, the spirit of battle. Unlike his Roman counterpart, Mars , he was never very popular, and his worship was not extensive in Greece. He represented the distasteful aspects of brutal warfare and slaughter. From at least the time of Homer —who established him as the son of the chief god, Zeus , and Hera , his consort—Ares was one of the Olympian deities; his fellow gods and even his parents, however, were not fond of him Iliad , Book V, ff.
From to there was a remarkably productive period of innovation and experiment as novelists and poets undertook, in anthologies and magazines, to challenge the literary conventions not just of the recent past but of the entire post-Romantic era. For a brief moment, London, which up to that point had been culturally one of the dullest of the European capitals, boasted an avant-garde to rival those of Paris, Vienna, and Berlin, even if its leading personality, Ezra Pound , and many of its most notable figures were American. The spirit of Modernism—a radical and utopian spirit stimulated by new ideas in anthropology, psychology, philosophy, political theory, and psychoanalysis—was in the air, expressed rather mutedly by the pastoral and often anti-Modern poets of the Georgian movement —22; see Georgian poetry and more authentically by the English and American poets of the Imagist movement, to which Pound first drew attention in Ripostes , a volume of his own poetry, and in Des Imagistes , an anthology. Prominent among the Imagists were the English poets T. Hulme , F.