Wednesday, July 23, 2008
McCarthy, Tom. "Top 10 European Modernists." GUARDIAN May 8, 2008.
From time to time, Western literature undergoes an upheaval so momentous that its entire landscape is transfigured. The old order falls away, or rather is devoured and transformed by its own offspring, and the tremors carry on for decades, even centuries, with fault lines spreading out in all directions. Modernism is not a movement, nor even a way of thinking, but an event: an event with which any serious writer has, in some way or another, to engage, and to which they should respond. . . . Read the rest here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2007/may/08/top10s.modernists.