In the context of the passage as a whole, address (lines 3 and 6) is closest in meaning toIn 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 under-going well, you know. Yet in early-twentieth-century England, T. S. Eliot, a man fascinated by the presence of the past, wrote the most innovative poetry of his time. The lesson for todays literary community seems obvious: a reorientation toward tradition would benefit writers no less than readers. But if our writers and critics indeed respect the novels rich tradition (as they claim to), then why do they disdain the urge to tell an exciting story?Blank: reveal, belie, speak to, direct attention toward, attempt to remediate
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