This exchange [between David Winters and me] began as a planned book review of Michael Levenson’s Modernism (Yale, 2011). But modernism has a way of making most plans fall apart. Our conversation was conducted by email during the viciously cold January of 2012. As Ezra Pound put it, we cannot make it cohere.
I’m late seeing this, but what a thoughtful and informative exchange. You’ve given me a lot to think about and, of course, added books to my list. The Melancholy of Resistance arrived last week and is taunting me from a stack on my desk. Hope to get to it soon.
Thank you, Michelle, I appreciate your comment. I look forward to hearing what you think of ‘Melancholy’. I’d also recommend ‘War and War’. It may even be the better of the two.