Ten Great Writers Seminar with Melvyn Bragg, Anthony Burgess, Malcolm Bradbury and others (1987)

In this lively round-table discussion, moderator Melvyn Bragg; the late writer and critic Anthony Burgess; Professor George Steiner, author of Language and Silence; literary critic Hermione Lee; and writer and series consultant Professor Malcolm Bradbury debate what constitutes modernist writing.

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This is part of the Ten Great Writers of the Modern World series:
Ten Great Writers Seminar: youtu.be/yiJC_piyJJI
Franz Kafka: youtu.be/1t-GbIbVHCI
Fyodor Dostoevksy: youtu.be/7ZlB2t_fKkE
Henrik Ibsen: youtu.be/U2Glw642vWM
James Joyce: youtu.be/Ob3NWUtCCJI
Luigi Pirandello: youtu.be/YB2yae1t5IY
T.S. Eliot: youtu.be/UoEHySQ9Gmo
Joseph Conrad: youtu.be/yjq19I3U8H8
Virginia Woolf: youtu.be/jYySvYKGong
Thomas Mann: youtu.be/we0Ubj1Qtq0

New literary themes generated by the era’s political and social upheavals are also discussed, including time, the unconscious mind, alienation, the changing role of women, and the consequences of two world wars. In addition, the panel suggests that the atrocities of the post-modern world led writers to reject modernist narrative techniques and seek a new syntax and vocabulary.