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Robert Genter and Splitting Modernism

As part of my slow going but ongoing Great Books in US Intellectual History Series, I now turn my attention to Robert Genter’s Late Modernism: Art, Culture, and Politics in Cold War America (2010). The timing of my post on Late Modernism—coming on the heels of Kenneth Burke week at the blog—is intentional because Genter depicts Burke as the quintessential late modernist, as perhaps the representative postwar thinker who critiqued modernism from within, who wanted a rhetoric that communicated with more people instead of one that merely expressed the individual desires of the writer or artist, but who also remained Read more