Courtney Gorter has created for Spark Notes an entertaining visual that collects major movements in the history of literature and sums them up in a single sentence.
The infographic includes one-sentence descriptions of twenty major literary movements, including Elizabethan, late renaissance, gothic, transcendentalism, or the literature of absurd.
How would you describe the Age of Enlightenment? “We’ve figured out everything, more or less.” On the other side, Sturm und Drang, a counter-enlightenment movement in German literature in the late 18th century is cleverly described as “They’ve figured out nothing.”
The following literary movements and periods span whole centuries, numerous cultural milestones, and multiple historical turning points, but we have taken the liberty of reducing them all to a single sentence.
Click or tap the infographic to see it in full resolution.
Via Spark Notes.
Keep exploring. We’ve got more infographics about books, reading, literature, and libraries:
- A concise history of publishing (infographic)
- The facts in the hat – Dr. Seuss by the numbers (infographic)
- Guinness World Records related to books and reading (infographic)
- The Man Booker Prize winners analyzed (infographic)
- Amazon Echo vs. Google Home – which smart speaker is better? (infographic)
Want even more? Check out all articles in this topic: Infographics.
Start the discussion
Tips and tricks
The ultimate guide to using Kindle app for iPad and iPhone
Are you a happy iPhone or iPad owner? Take a look at the benefits of the free Kindle app for iOS: save for later, listen to audiobooks, enhance the reading experience, and more.
How to add Audible narration to Kindle for iPad and iPhone
Want to listen to audiobooks on your iOS device? You can get a dedicated app, but you can also do it with your Kindle app.
10 premium iPad Pro sleeves hand-crafted from genuine leather and felt
Premium sleeves for iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9, hand-crafted from genuine leather and natural felt. Options with or without Apple Pencil holder, for iPad with Smart Cover, and Smart Keyboard. Personalization options are available.
These literature-inspired tea blends will make a great gift for every book lover
The Literary Tea Company is a one-stop shopping destination for anyone who is looking for unique gifts for the book lover.
50 best Samsung Galaxy Tab cases and accessories
An updated selection of the best Samsung Galaxy Tab case covers, sleeves, and accessories. Tab A, Tab S3/S2, Tab 4, and more.
50 most inspirational quotes from books
An extended list of the most inspirational book quotes of all time: J.K. Rowling, Sylvia Plath, Oscar Wilde, Neil Gaiman, John Green, among others.