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Author Nair, Sashi, 1979-

Title Secrecy and sapphic modernism : reading 'Romans à clef' between the wars / Sashi Nair.

Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.54099287 NAIR    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 207 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-203) and index.
Contents Introduction: Screening Desire in the Sapphic Modernist Roman à Clef -- 'Moral Poison': Radclyffe Hall and The Well of Loneliness -- 'On her lips you kiss your own': Theorizing Desire in Djuna Barnes' Nightwood -- 'Truth & Fantasy': Virginia Woolf's Orlando as Sapphic Roman à Clef -- 'Gertrude, the world is a theatre for you': Staging the Self in The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas -- Conclusion: 'Two alert and vivid bodies', Desire and Salvation in H.D.'s HER.
Summary "Novels by significant Modernist authors can be described asromans à clef, providing insight into restrictions governing the representation of female homosexuality in the early twentieth century. Nair argues that key novels of the period represented same-sex desire through the encryption of personal references directed towards coterie audiences."--Publisher's website.
Subject American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Lesbians in literature.
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Lesbians' writings -- History and criticism.
Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9780230298378 (hardback)
0230298370 (hardback)