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If impact on one’s contemporaries is the test of (i) _______

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If impact on one’s contemporaries is the test of (i) _________, Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman cannot be said to be among the most significant postmodern novels, as it went unpublished and unread for twenty-seven years. The literary theorist Keith Hopper, though, appeals to standards other than (ii) _________ when he argues persuasively that The Third Policeman is among the most important of early postmodern works, not least because of its deep subversion of both enlightenment and modern traditions in literature.



Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) eminence (D) currency
(B) modishness (E) influence
(C) conversance (F) dissolution

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Eminence, influence.

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Re: If impact on one’s contemporaries is the test of (i) _______ [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2017, 20:09
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Explanation

Borrowing another word from the sentence, your first word should be something like “significance.” The closest option is eminence, which suggests great importance.

If Hopper argues that the book was among the most important in spite of the fact that it cannot have had an impact on O’Brien’s contemporaries, then he must appeal to some standard other than “impact.”

Influence is the word most nearly synonymous with “impact.” Because “currency” echoes the concern about how widely read the book was, it might appeal, but it isn’t the meaning we’d anticipate here.

Eminence, influence.
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