Secrecy and Sapphic Modernism: Reading Romans a Clef Between the Wars by Sashi Nair

Secrecy and Sapphic Modernism: Reading Romans a Clef Between the Wars by Sashi Nair

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Novels by significant Modernist authors can be described as romans a 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.

Hardback / 207 pages