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Five Faces of Modernity (1977|1987) - Matei Calinescu

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The five faces are: Modernism - avant-garde - decadence - kitsch - Postmodernism

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First sentence:
"It is always hard to date with precision the appearance of a concept, and all the more so when the concept under scrutiny has been throughout its history as controversial and complex as "modernity." " (more)

Matei Calinescu (born 1934) is a Romanian literary critic and professor of comparative literature at the Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America. In 2003 he returned to Romania. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matei_C%C4%83linescu [Jan 2006]

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