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date: 23 January 2022


The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

Is manifold, resists neat definition, and is still expanding as previously neglected strains and texts are recognized and absorbed into the mix, but is perhaps best understood as an epoch of radical cultural upheaval which flourished predominantly in Europe and the USA from, arguably, around the last quarter of the 19th century to, no less debatably, around the start of the Second World War. It is also the catch-all term for the remarkable variety of contending groups, movements, and schools in literature, art, and music that flourished in Europe in particular during this period, such as ... ...

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