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A Library of Congress subject heading for modernist literature from the United States did not come into being until the 1970s--Hugh Kenner's A Homemade World: The American Modernist Writers (1975) being the first important study so listed--and the cosmopolitan and transnational orientations of much modernist writing have obscured the role that America has played in the genesis and development of modernism.
The house was designed around Ebsworth's two major collections of paintings--the pre-war American Modernists that he bought until, 'I could no longer find paintings from the period that were good enough', and the post-war work that he purchased subsequently, by such artists as Pollock, Gorky, Rauschenberg, De Kooning, Johns, Warhol and Hockney.
Pavlic identifies two main strands of African American literary modernism: "Afro-modernism," which exhibits close affinities with European and American modernist concerns and is predominantly solitary; and "diasporic modernism," which seeks alternatives that emphasize the communal.
Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist, Smithsonian American Art Museum, May 9-Aug.
More than one critic compared Messud's prose to that of Henry James, American modernist and novelist of manners at the turn of the last century.
More than 70 works by one of the most important chroniclers of American modernist architecture from the 1930s to the '90s.
The four dancers invited from India trade in the symmetries of their classical tradition, while melting into the American modernist mode.
In 1933, Hopper's first retrospective was held at MoMA , New York's Museum of Modern Art, and in the exhibition catalogue, museum director, Alfred Barr, celebrated Hopper as the quintessential American modernist artist.
New thinking surrounds his shifting and complex relationships with both the Harlem Renaissance and the American modernist movement, his ambivalent response to the 'swan song' of black folk culture in the rural South, his utopian efforts to revise the terms of contemporary racial discourse, and the formal characteristics of Cane itself.
More dragged himself through the novel because of a turn in the "battle of the books" (that new quarrel of ancients and moderns, circa 1930, pitting Irving Babbitt and critics sympathetic to his Humanism against American modernist writers such as Hemingway and Dos Passos).
What will it take to bring this American modernist to the forefront of public attention?
This new edition is, then, a distinguished addition to American modernist aesthetics, as well as a delightful critical work whose taste-making is trustworthy, spirited, and durable.

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