Italo Calvino and Postmodern Literature Quiz
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Italo Calvino and Postmodern Literature Quiz

Test your knowledge of Italo Calvino and the postmodern period with this PRAXIS 5038 study guide. Learn about the important Italian writer's works, his political views, and his influence on literature. Explore the use of portfolios in teaching and assessment.

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Questions and Answers

Who are the writers associated with the literary movement known as Symbolism?

William Butler Yeats and TS Eliot

Who wrote 'The Nonexistent Knight' and 'Cosmicomics'?

Italo Calvino

Which literary movement is associated with Wordsworth, Lord Byron, and Percy Bysshe Shelley?

Romanticism

Which literary movement arrived in the early decades of the 20th century and used experimental forms?

<p>Modernism</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which literary movement was a reaction to romanticism and focused on the realities of life?

<p>Realism</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of a novel, according to the text?

<p>Pride and Prejudice</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who are some writers associated with romantic literature, as per the text?

<p>Percy Bysshe Shelley, Wordsworth, Lord Byron</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who are some writers associated with the Modernist Movement, based on the text?

<p>Italo Calvino, William Butler Yeats, TS Eliot</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which literary movement was a reaction to romanticism and focused on the realities of life, according to the text?

<p>Realism</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who was mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for literature, based on the text?

<p>Italo Calvino</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Literary Movements and Associated Writers

  • Symbolism is associated with writers such as Baudelaire, Verlaine, and Mallarmé.
  • Italo Calvino wrote 'The Nonexistent Knight' and 'Cosmicomics'.

Romantic Literature

  • The Romantic Movement is associated with writers such as Wordsworth, Lord Byron, and Percy Bysshe Shelley.
  • Romantic literature is characterized by a focus on emotions, imagination, and the beauty of nature.

Modernist Movement

  • The Modernist Movement arrived in the early decades of the 20th century and is characterized by the use of experimental forms.
  • Some writers associated with the Modernist Movement are Eliot, Joyce, and Woolf.

Realist Movement

  • The Realist Movement was a reaction to Romanticism and focused on the realities of life.
  • Realist literature is characterized by a focus on the everyday lives of ordinary people and the harsh realities of society.

Novel Examples

  • An example of a novel is 'Cosmicomics' by Italo Calvino.

Nobel Prize Candidates

  • Italo Calvino was mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for literature.

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