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Preface to Modernism

Traces the conceptual lineage of modernism, examining its evolution in Western art and literature through empiricism, idealism, and romanticism. Berman demonstrates how modern social, political, and scientific developments -- including capitalism, socialism, humanism, psychoanalysis, fascism, and modernism itself -- have altered attitudes toward time, space, self, creativity, the natural world, and community. "Deserves careful study." -- Choice

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