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FRANCIS BULHOF "What used to be Modernism?" that's the identify of an deal with brought in June of 1960 by means of the eminent comparatist Harry Levin at Queen's collage in King­ ston, Ontario.1 it seems that, greater than a decade in the past, within the eyes of this in step with­ ceptive analyst of literature and the humanities, the modernist circulation had develop into something of the prior. Having obtained complete citizenship within the republic of letters, modernism had outlived itself. The identify of Harry Levin's lecture bears an visible resemblance to that of Fritz Martini's book-length essay used to be warfare Expressionismus?,2 which dealt completely with the German variation of the expressionist flow. on the subject of German expressionism there's a lot dispute in regards to the specific second of its decline and fall, however the political stipulations supply a minimum of a very important dividing line within the yr 1933. the top of modernism, even though, a much more entire flow which was once not only restricted to at least one nation, isn't really easy to figure out. and there's additionally nonetheless a lot dialogue approximately its roots.

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