Your weekly round-up of the best modernist (and modernish) links from around the web, chosen by the editors of The Modernist Review.

Trouble at the mill
David Romero stumbled across a closed factory in Maryland. Here’s what it taught him about a lost economic moment, as told by Russell Shorto at The New Yorker.

Modernism rediscovered
See California modernism anew through the lens of the prolific Julius Shulman at It’s Nice That.

Lauren Elkin on walking Bloomsbury
BBC Radio 4 are currently serialising Elkin’s new book Flâneuse. Listen to this extract on women walking in Bloomsbury, and then cook sole in white sauce (to be eaten, of course, alone in one’s room).

Putting up the (Basil) Bunting
“Basil Bunting’s poem ‘Briggflatts’ has been hailed as the successor to Ezra Pound’s ‘Cantos’ and T. S. Eliot’s ‘Four Quartets.’ Bunting himself, meanwhile, has been almost forgotten.”

Modernist music, BBC-style
How Delia Derbyshire brought modernist music to the mainstream through her work with the BBC.

And, finally, some good news for these dark times. . .
. . . as research shows that readers live longer.

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