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D. H. Lawrence

1885 - 1930

D. H. Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. His whole work is based on an analysis of the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization.
His opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life
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Edwin Arlington Robinson

1869 - 1935

Edwin Arlington Robinson was one of the most prolific major American poets of the 20th century. Ironically, despite his extensive literary output, very few of his poems have won renown. Nowadays, he is regarded as unique among the American poets of his time for his devotion to his art. During his lifetime, he won 3 Pulitzer Prizes and was nominated 4 times for the Nobel Prize in Literature
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Jean Toomer

1894 - 1967

Jean Toomer (1894 – 1967) was an American poet and novelist commonly associated with the Harlem Renaissance and modernism. His reputation stems from his novel, Cane (1923), which Toomer wrote during and after a stint as principal at a black school in Sparta, Georgia. Sociologist Charles S. Johnson called the novel "the most astonishingly brilliant beginning of any Negro writer of his
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Katherine Mansfield

1888 - 1923

Katherine Mansfield was a prominent New Zealand modernist short story writer. She developed a distinctive prose style with many overtones of poetry. She worked on many themes in her stories such as the difficulties and ambivalences of families and sexuality, the fragility and vulnerability of relationships, the social consequences of war, the complexities of the rising middle classes, …