Obscene modernism : Literary censorship and experiment 1900-1940 (eBook, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Obscene modernism : Literary censorship and experiment 1900-1940

Obscene modernism : Literary censorship and experiment 1900-1940

Author: Rachel Potter
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
During the period 1900-1940 novels and poems in the UK and US were subject to strict forms of censorship and control because of their representation of sex and sexuality. At the same time, however, writers were more interested than ever before in writing about sex and excrement, incorporating obscene slang words into literary texts, and exploring previously uncharted elements of the modern psyche. This book explores  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Potter, Rachel (Rachel C.).
Obscene modernism.
Corby : Oxford University Press, 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Potter
ISBN: 9780191503115 0191503118
OCLC Number: 857662848
Description: 1 online resource (231 pages)
Contents: Censorship networks --
Anonymity and self-regulation --
Publishers and journals --
Words and minds --
Offence --
International rights --
Responsibility: Potter Rachel.


This book analyses the censorship of literature for obscenity in the period 1900-1940. It considers why writers were so interested in writing about obscenity as well as attempts by lawyers, writers  Read more...


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Obscene Modernism is a rigorous and lucid book that will be of great interest to anyone researching in the now broad fields of literary modernism and censorship. * Nicola Wilson, Review of English Read more...

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