On Modernism

Kazin, Alfred
January 1976
New Republic;1/17/76, Vol. 174 Issue 3, p29
Focuses on the impact of modernism in U.S. culture, literature and art. Representation of technical breakthrough in language by the revolutions of the 20th century in literature painting, music, architecture, photography and movies; Argument that the imperialism of the West is being replaced by primitive authoritarian socialism; Reference of the book on modernism "A Homemade World," by Hugh Kenner; Impact of the magazines, "Time" and "The New Yorker," on modernism; Opinion that pornography in literature and art and films exists in order to make passion immoral; Necessity of modernism in guaranteeing the continuity of traditional culture.


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