Pushing boundaries

The irony is that even modernism got old. (Yes, another irony! — you can see where postmodernism got its reputation for that.) Modernism fostered many, many transcendent works of art. It pushed boundaries, and also, as is less often remembered, established the very idea that “pushing boundaries” is what any serious art must do.

 

Laura Miller on David Shields’ new book, “Reality Hunger: A Manifesto.” 

Salon (link)

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