Modris Eksteins: New, Fast and Modern
21 February 2008
Show More Modernism: The Lure of Heresy from Baudelaire to Beckett and Beyond by Peter Gay.
Heinemann, 610 pp., £20, November 2007, 978 0 434 01044 8Show More
“... or simply the priority accorded the visual and technical over the literary and philosophical, the modernism of Nazism, too, was unmistakable. Zygmunt Bauman, Peter Fritzsche and most recently RogerGriffin, in his formidable Modernism and Fascism: The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler, have pointed to the Modernist themes in Nazism. But Gay makes no mention of this accumulating literature ...”