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The Moving Finger by Edith Wharton

Born in 1862 and died in 1937
She was from USA
She used to write novels and short stories
She used to criticise the social and economical differences in society and the conflicts between society and our inner selves , trying to fit in society.
Characteristics of modernism:
-New paradigms
-Avant-garde
-The unconscious
-Stream of consciousness
-The last generation
-Make it new
-Imagism and vorticism
-The city
-Revolution
-The Jazz age
The uncanny
The uncanny is a psychological concept which refers to something that is strangely familiar, rather than simply mysterious. For example a doll, you seen her as a toy and something without life who is familiar, but then society or a text make you see that object like it has something strange ,close to be alive or human.

The Macabre
The macabre is the quality of having a ghastly atmosphere, it emphasizes the details and symbols of death.