Irving Howe: The Idea of the Modern (Reel 1 / Side 1)
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This reel contains Irving Howe literary critic speaking at the University of Denver in March of 1965. The theme of the lecture is the literary movement of modernism. Howe begins by speaking about Romanticism before quickly shifting to the primary topic Modernism. He systematically reviews the aspects of modernism and important players in its development. This side of the tape ends mid-sentence with "...comes as a conqueror" and picks up on the next side.Total run time: 1:07:39