Autores de literatura inglesa

English literature

  • Period: 70 to 455 BCE

    patristic period

    period that extends around the year 100 C.E and the end of the apostolic age, John describes the cohesion between Judaism and Christianity, death of the last apostle, writers: Saint Augustine Tertullian, Saint Cyprian, period in which the bible was first compiled
  • Period: 200 to 800 BCE

    greek period

    This was the time of writers, playwrights, philosophers among whom are: Gorgias, Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Euripides; known as the golden age of greece.
  • Period: 200 to 455

    roman period

    Rome conquers Greece, the culture of Greece gave Roman power, the Roman writers: Avid Horus and Virgil, the philosophers: Marcus Aurelius and Lucretius, Roman rhetoric Cicero and quintillion.
  • Period: 455 to 1200 BCE

    the classical period

    this period has 4 subsets Homeric, Greek, Classical Roman and Patristic period.
  • Period: 800 to 1200 BCE

    homeric period

    legends are transmitted orally, there are legends such as the Iliad, Homer's Odyssey; this period had a lot of princes, warriors, merchants and pirates.
  • Period: 1066 to 1450

    Middle english period

    literature was produced that consisted mainly of religious writings, second half of the fourteenth century, there is also the first great era of secular literature, the best known authors are: jeffrey the canterbury tales of chaucer and the green knight thomas mallorys.
  • 1485

    Medieval period

    Medieval period
    It is divided into Old English and Anglo-Saxon periods.
    called dark ages, occurs after the fall of Rome, refers to the literature produced since the invasion of England by Germanic tribes in the first half of the fifth century.
  • 1485

    The renaissance and reformation

    The renaissance and reformation
    It took place in the late 15th, 16th and early 17th centuries in Great Britain and consists of five stages: the early Tudor period (1485-1558), the Elizabethan period, the Jacobin period, the Caroline period and the Puritan period.
    goes from 1485- 1660.
  • Period: 1558 to

    Elizabethan age

    coincides with the reign of Elizabeth l, lyrical poetry, prose and drama were the main styles, some important writers: William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Edmund Spencer, Sir Walter Raleigh and Ben Johnson.
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    Jacobin period

    coincides with the reign of james l at this time literature became sophisticated, somber and aware of social abuse and rivalry, this era produced rich prose and drama as well as the translation of the bible of king james, shakespeare and johnson wrote during this time .
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    Caroline period

    coincides with the reign of Carlos l the writers of this time wrote with refinement and elegance, there was a circle of poets known as the gentleman of the poets.
  • Puritan or commonwealth period

    includes the literature produced during the time Puritan leader Oliver Cromwell, this period produced political writings of John Milton, political treatise of Hobbes Leviathan, at this time the theaters were closed for moral and religious reasons.
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    Restoration period

    Marked by the restoration of the monarchy and the triumph of reason and tolerance, it produced an abundance of prose, poetry and the usual comedy known as restoration comedy, some of its authors: John Milton, John Dryden, John Wilmet and John Locke.
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    Period the enlightenment (neoclassical period)

    refers to the greatest influence of classical literature in these centuries, this period is also called the illustration due to the greater relevance to logic, marked by the rise of deism.
    was greatly influenced by contemporary French literature, the literature of this era is known for the use of philosophy, skepticism, ingenuity and refinement, also marks the first era of literary criticism.
    It is divided into 3 stages: Restoration period, Augustinian era and Johnson era.
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    Augustine age

    its name is derived from the brilliant literary period of virgil and ovid, at this time predominates the refinement, clarity, elegance and balance of judgment, among the best known writers are: jonathan swift, alexander pope and daniel defoe.
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    The johnson era

    Also called the Age of Sensibility, this era reflected the Enlightenment worldview and began to emphasize instinct and feeling rather than judgment and moderation, sparking an interest in medieval ballads and popular literature.
    The name of this period is the Johnson era because the most important author in this period was Samuel Johnson, in this period the best novels in the English language were produced, including Clarissa (1748) by Richardson and Tom Jones (1749) by Henry Fielding.
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    Romantic period

    beginning at the end of the 18th century in Western Europe, lasting until 1832, it was characterized by its personal character, strong use of sentiment, abundant use of symbolism and its exploration of nature, the writings were considered innovative, based on the fact that literature should be spontaneous, imaginative, personal and free, gothic literature is born, some authors: samuel taylor, william wordsworth, jane austen, lord byron.
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    victorian period

    It begins with the arrival to the throne of Queen Victoria in 1837 and lasted until her death in 1901, this period deals with issues and problems of the day, social, economic, religious and intellectual problems...
    authors of this period: alfred lord, tennyson, elizabeth barrett, robert mathew arnold, charles dickens, charlotte bronte...
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    American renaissance

    in the united states romanticism found its own voice, this is a little different from the general renaissance, a period in which an expression of the national spirit was achieved, writers: emily dickenson, whalt whitman, herman milvelle, nathaniel hawthorne ..
    uses the native dialect, history and character, the stories produced in this era are some of the best American fiction.
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    philosophical movement that evolved into a literary expression where it was believed that knowledge could be reached not only by the senses but also by intuition, professed skepticism of all religions.
    Writers: Ralph Waldo, Henry David Thoreau.
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    American realism and regionalism

    literary movement, which attempted to accurately portray a detailed image of life, happened during the civil war, the literature of this time was very specific to the war, realistic, dealing with important issues of character of action and plot.
    Some Writers: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
  • Period: to 1910 BCE


    specific to the United States tries to apply scientific principles of objectivity, the dominant theme is that people are destined for any stage in life, writers of the time: edith wharton, jack london ..
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    includes the edwardian period 1901- 1910 is named after king edward vll, the writings of this period reflect and comment on social conditions, some writers: george bernard, h.g wells, attacked social justice and selfishness of the upper classes, other writers william butler, joseph conrad yates.
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    Georgian period

    period of British literature, under the name of george v this era produced a group of poets, known as the Georgian poets, the authors of this era have experimented with the form and style of the subject, poets: t.s yachts, eliot dylan, thomas and seamus heaney, novelists: james joyce, d.h lawrence, virginia woolf.
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    the lost generation

    in the literature of the United States the group of thinkers and writers, these became synonymous with modernism, in the wake of World War I, the artists of this generation lived abroad and struggled to find meaning in the world after chaos, Authors: Gertudes Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and F. scott fitzgerald, the waldo painter.
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    Harlem renaissance

    This period marks the rise of black writing such as Baldwin and Ellison, in this period is in which African Americans received formal education.
  • post modernism

    post modernism
    after World War II (1939-1945) development, which combines genres and literary styles and attempts to free itself from modernism, common themes, new forms of warfare arises multinationalism, capitalism and multiculturalism. (1945-present)
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    beat generation

    cultural and literary movement, committed to the conscience of the nation, in influence was very visible, which advocated personal liberation, purification and enlightenment, through sensory awareness, the poets sought to transform poetry into an expression of a lived experience.
  • post-colonial literature

    post-colonial literature
    period that represents the aftermath of colonialism can also be used to describe the project to reclaim and rethink history and under a critical analysis of history, culture and literature, deals with the study of colonization that began in the Renaissance, is used to recovering and rebuilding native cultures, focuses on power struggles.
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    confessional poetry

    is the poetry of the personal, emerged in the late 1950s and early 1960s, dealt with previously undiscussed topics, private experiences and feelings about death, trauma and depression often in the form of autobiography , poets like: robert lowell, sylvia plath and sexton.