a world undergoing unprecedented transformation

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Official Practice book for the Revised GRE(Graduate Record Examination)

In early-twentieth-century England, it was fashionable to claim that only a completely new style of writing could address a world undergoing unprecedented transformation— just as one literary critic recently claimed that only the new “aesthetic of exploratory excess” can address a world undergoing well, you know.

What does the bold part suggest?
  • boozer

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    Well, it does not suggest anything - it just says what it says. It tells me that the transformation the world was undergoing at this time was unique - there had never been such tranformation before. In what way it was unique is a large question - technical, engineering, economic and political advancement, rapid industrialisation, revolution in science, etc. I don't know what exaclty the author had in mind though.
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