Obscene Modernism: Literary Censorship and Experiment, 1900–1940 / Prudes on the Prowl: Fiction and Obscenity in England, 1850 to the Present Day

  • Adam Parkes
  • Textual Practice, September 2014, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/0950236x.2014.964581

Review essay on two recent books on modern literature and censorship.

Why is it important?

Discusses pros and cons of using ideas of free speech as the central plank along which to approach the relationship between literary modernism and the context of censorship in which it emerged. Considers difficulties of bringing detailed discussion of cultural context into significant relation with literary analysis.

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