Jump to content
  • Advertisement


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.


schools of thought about writing

This topic is 6588 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

It seems like it''s easy to find information about the various schools of writing up through modernism and post-modernism, but from then to the present it''s tough to find things neatly grouped and labelled. Can anyone enlighten us?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
mmmh, I dunno, maybe it''s because you are researching american litterature ??? Did you try french litterature for instance. I know that in school we learn stuff from the 16th century up to the 19th... I dunno anything about the 20th for the simple reason that we spend most time studying the elders.
For instance, I remember vividly all the romantism and realism (or whatever the technical word is) of 19th century writers like Flaubert, Balzac, or Hugo (you probably know "Les Miserables").
Baudelaire was probably the first goth by modern criteria...
18th century is (in my memory) mainly interested in Philosophy.
17th century, we studied mostly theatre authors. Moliere, Racine, Corneille, et al. Either they base their stuff on classic greek tragedy (Racine, if I am correct), or on the emerging Comedia del Arte (italian comedy) writing comedy that carries a message for the initiated. A bit like the tales of La Fontaine, describing the adventures of animals, were only satire of the society under Louis the XIVth, were animals represented existing characters ...

youpla :-P

And please correct me, I am writing this from the top of my head, and my memory is very vague ... sometimes

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Advertisement

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

GameDev.net is your game development community. Create an account for your GameDev Portfolio and participate in the largest developer community in the games industry.

Sign me up!