Welcome to The Modernist Son, a brand that was founded on August 9, 2020 in Atlantic Canada. My name is Brandon, and I am the owner and lead writer here on the website. I was born in St. John’s, in 1996 and have lived here ever since. I finished high school in 2014, and completed an English major at Memorial University in December of 2020.

The name “The Modernist Son” comes from my love for literary modernism, and its founder or “father” Samuel Beckett, (1906-1989). The use of “son” in the name of this brand is for two reasons:

  1. My love for literary modernism, and I used it as my focus area when I finished my English degree. Since Beckett is considered the “father of modernism”, I thought calling my page “modernist son” sounded pretty cool.

  2. Also, this website is used to write articles and blog posts. There are a few examples of “Sun” used in the name of brands for journalism, so I used “Son/Sun” as a play on words.

  3. In the beginning, I was the sole writer here on the website. Recently, it has been an honour to welcome proudtreecko,bookshelfies, and coryjj23 to the team! 


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