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Blitz By Pong, Beryl

DOI: 10.4324/0123456789-REM1817-1
Published: 26/04/2018
Retrieved: 26 March 2023, from


The Blitz during World War II both curtailed and provoked creative expression. Key figures of the modernist movement re-evaluated the politics underlying their aesthetics at this time. Others sought to portray the experience through forms and styles that reflected the sense of discontinuity and fragmentariness of war, or that critiqued state rhetoric and governmental propaganda. Literary critics have, variously, considered Blitz writing as a partial continuation of modernism’s tenets, or as a watershed event constitutive of late modernism and modernism’s end.

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Pong, Beryl. "Blitz." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 26 Mar. 2023 doi:10.4324/0123456789-REM1817-1

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