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A Fresh Look at Twentieth-Century American Modernism

Robert Genter, Late Modernism: Art, Culture, and Politics in Cold War America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010). ISBN 978-0-8122-4264-5. 375 pp.Review by Paul Murphy Grand Valley State University January 2011In Late Modernism: Art, Culture, and Politics in Cold War America, Robert Genter illuminates a time in American intellectual life when social critics not only garnered broad public attention but also adhered to a modernist outlook that was at least formally oppositional and anti-establishment. In Genter’s book, we encounter modernists deeply opposed to the ascendancy of science, suspicious of the organizational ethos of American life, and committed to Read more