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Modris Ekstein is a professor of history at the University of Toronto's Scarborough campus.


``In a trailblazing, iconoclastic work of cultural history, Eksteins links the modern avant-garde's penchant for primitivism, abstraction and myth-making to the protofascist ideology and militarism unleashed by WW I,'' reported PW . ``This provocative and disturbing reappraisal of modernism rings with authority.'' Photos. (Apr.)

"A Fertile Book." -- Paul Fussell

"A bold and unforgetable journey into the heart of our Daemonic century." - Alfred Kazin

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