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Modernism: The Lure of Heresy

Modernism: The Lure of Heresy
Author: Peter Gay
ISBN 13: 9780393333961
ISBN 10: 393333965
Edition: 1 Reprint
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2010-08-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 640
List Price: $24.95

A celebration of subversives: the first one-volume history of the greatest cultural movement since the Enlightenment.

The Washington Post - Michael Dirda

"As he did in The Bourgeois Experience, Gay approaches his subject as an intellectual historian, not a critic. That means you won't find close readings of Eliot's poetry here, or detailed interpretations of Picasso's "Demoiselles d'Avignon," Joyce's Ulysses or Schoenberg's Second String Quartet. Instead, Gay emphasizes the general character and importance of an artist's achievement, relying heavily on the work of specialist scholars and biographers."