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  1. Jun 2021
    1. modernist point of view, which tends to clas-sify work that affects people's lives, or tries to, as merely sensa-tional or propagandistic.

      Basic Question #3: Who were the critics of popular 19th century fiction?

      Answer: In Sensational Designs, Topkins is quick to point out that the modernists have made popular literature "suspect...as merely sensational or propagandistic."