Abstract and Keywords
This article suggests that the beginnings of modernism can be traced to colonial encounters which long pre-date modernism itself. It explains that the fundamental conditions for, at least Anglo-European, modernism, might have been created in the face-to-face meetings of Anglo-Europeans and peoples of other lands. The article highlights the link between war and literary experimentation, focusing on the increasing proliferation and visibility of global war and anti-colonial insurgency.
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