Publisher description for Scandalous fictions : the twentieth-century novel in the public sphere / edited by Jago Morrison and Susan Watkins.

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Riven by world wars and cold wars, atrocities and genocides, the twentieth-century was also one of sexual, cultural and ideological revolutions, each inscribed across the fictions it produced. This fascinating new volume re-examines the twentieth-century novel as a form shaped by its problematic, often scandalous relation to the public sphere. Discussing ten groundbreaking texts against the challenges of their milieux, it considers twentieth century fiction as a tradition of transgression, perennially caught between license and licentiousness, erudition and sedition.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Commonwealth fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- English-speaking countries -- History -- 20th century.