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seminal

1. of or relating to semen
2. Biology of or relating to seed
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While I suspect some will take issue with the certainty with which the term postdramatic is deployed, I recommend it, but with the caveat about its over-grand claims for the seminality of the twentieth century avant-garde art.
Since actual influence on the history of art depends, as we know, not only on the nature of the work and the relations it bears to its antecedents, but on a contingent degree of receptivity to and uptake of what it offers, this means we may need to recognize a measure of artistic luck in how much artistic value attaches to a work - for that is what actual, as opposed to merely potential, groundbreakingness, seminality, and so on, require.
From the very outset, Kagel's own development was that of the multidisciplinary master of symbiosis, straddling his own musical, visual, and literary experiences--pinpointing, for example, the seminality for him of Franz Kafka, William Faulkner, James Joyce, and the surrealists, all joined with the inspiration of the Second Viennese School.