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Published: 01 May 2017

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Lesbian Modernism

Censorship, Sexuality and Genre Fiction

Elizabeth English

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Modernist Culture

  • Rethinks the lesbian modernist project to demonstrate that genre fiction not only influenced modernist writers such as Woolf and Stein but also found its way into their ostensibly highbrow work
  • Brings to light hitherto neglected mainstream writers working in popular genres who contributed to a lesbian modernist aesthetic
  • Situates Katharine Burdekin within the context of lesbian modernism for the first time, employing hitherto unseen archive material (including letters and manuscripts)
  • Divided into three broad multi-author genres (fantasy, historical and detective fictions), the study covers popular fictions such as utopian and dystopian writing, the supernatural, historical biography, historical romance, and the classic country-house crime novel
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