Libidinal Currents: Sexuality and the Shaping of Modernism

  title={Libidinal Currents: Sexuality and the Shaping of Modernism},
  author={J. Boone},
This study argues that modern fiction, from Kate Chopin and Virginia Woolf to William Faulkner and Doris Lessing, surges with libidinal currents. The most powerful of these fictions are not merely about sex; rather, they attempt to incorporate the workings of eros into their narrative forms. In doing so, these modern fictions of sexuality create a politics and poetics of the perverse with the power to transform how we think about and read modernism. Challenging overarching theories of the novel… Expand
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