How writers put anger into words - EXPeditions

How writers put anger into words

by Josh Cohen
  • Key point 1
    The 20th century gave rise to angry writers from across the political spectrum.
  • Key point 2
    Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard expresses disgust with the lowness of human behaviour while also valuing the singularity of human beings.
  • Key point 3
    African American writer James Baldwin uses anger as one of the great drivers of his writing; he says that if we don’t want to become the prisoners of our own rage, we need to recognise that there is more to human interaction than just the facts.