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Secrecy and Sapphic Modernism

Reading Romans à Clef between the Wars

  • Authors
  • Sashi Nair

About this book

Introduction

Novels by significant Modernist authors can be described as romans 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.

Keywords

Modernism novel Virginia Woolf

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