History of English literature

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  • 410

    Old English

    Old English
    The English literature begins with the Anglo-Saxon or Old English period approximately in the year 410 AD. C. until 1066 When the Romans withdrew from Britain, leaving the Germanic and Scandinavian settlers.The epic poetry, which began as an oral art.
    Example the poem of "Beowulf" .a poetry was composed to be sung, accompanied by harp and melancholic. There are Latin religious works by Beda el Venerable and Boecio.
  • 1066

    Middle English Period

    Middle English Period
    This period starts from 1066 - to 1485, The French language replaced English in literary compositions, and Latin maintained its academic language category. The French gradually mixed with the Anglo-Saxon to produce an average English. better known as the language of Geoffrey Chaucer. He presents elegies such as "The Wanderer" and "The Seafarer". In the middle of the English period, medieval romances, such as the tales of King Arthur, were popular and the "Canterbury Tales".
  • 1485

    21st century British literature

    21st century British literature
    Middle English gave way to modern English during the Middle Ages. From 1485 to 1660. This was the time of the rebirth of an artistic and cultural movement that existed in England from the 16th century until the middle of the 17th century. It was known as "Shakespeare's time, with plays and poems. Featured authors include John Donne, with his "Sacred Sonnets," which includes the phrase "Death, don't be proud" and John Milton, the blind poet who wrote "Paradise Lost"
  • The Romantic Period

    The Romantic Period
    This period extends from 1789 to 1837. This period produced authors who wrote about life, love and nature. Among the most important authors of the second generation of romantic poets are John Keats, Lord Byron and Percy Bysse Shelley. John Keats is the most famous author of the period. William Wordsworth with his poem "The world is too much with us, soon and soon." Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote "The Frost of the Old Sailor."
  • British Victorian and Modernist Literature

    British Victorian and Modernist Literature
    It begins with the coronation of Queen Victoria, in 1837, until 1901. Time of social transformations, it was written about the development of English democracy, education of the masses, industrial progress, the situation of the working class and religion and history . Example of love poems by Elizabeth and Robert Browning, the saga of Camelot by Lord Alfred Tennyson entitled "Idilios del rey". The stories and novels of Stevenson's adventures, "The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."
  • Modern Literature

    Modern Literature
    It begins in 1901 to 1940 with the French Revolution. First artistic and literary movement of Spanish speech. Modernism gives an artistic and intellectual initiative to express with its own voice in the cultural events of the world. It is an attempt to evade reality and take refuge in an ideal world. This era gives beginnings to various movements. Authors: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and his top work "Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha" Félix Rubén García Sarmiento and his book "Blue Poem".
  • Post- Moderns

    Post- Moderns
    It begins in 1940 - 2000. It is an artistic, cultural, literary and philosophical movement that descends from modernism. Its objective is to create a world of rational, planned, perfect and compassionate characteristics. It is a time of disenchantment, where there is a feeling of renunciation of the utopias and ideas of progress that characterized modernity. Authors: Umberto Eco "The name of the rose." Italo Calvin "If a winter night a traveler." Gabriela Mistral "The Sonnets of Death (1914.
  • Contemporary

    It refers to the literary styles used in the period from the nineteenth century to the present. Its general characteristic is to be constantly under renovation. It is a period crossed by great changes at the social, cultural and political level. Literary works: Mario Vargas Llosa "The city and the dogs", Jorge Luis Borges "The Aleph", Albert Camus "The plague"