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Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, and the Aesthetics of Trauma

  • Authors
  • Patricia Moran

About this book

Introduction

This is a study of modernism, sexuality, and subjectivity in the work of two leading women modernists. Each confronted the aspects of her culture and personal history that resulted in a degraded sense of female sexuality and explored how traumatic childhood sexual experiences informed their relationship to female corporeality and fiction-writing.

Keywords

aesthetics culture female sex fiction Modernism Virginia Woolf women

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