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Incest in Contemporary Literature

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This is the first edited collection of essays which focuses on the incest taboo and its literary and cultural presentation from the 1950s to the present day. It considers a number of key authors and artists, rather than a single author from this period. The collection exposes the wide use of incest and sexual trauma, and the frequency this appears within contemporary literature and related arts. Incest in contemporary literature discusses the impact of this change in attitudes on literature and literary adaptations in the latter half of the twentieth century, and early years of the twenty-first century. Although primarily concerned with fiction, the collection includes work on television and film. Authors discussed include Iain Banks, A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Simone de Beauvoir, Ted Hughes, Doris Lessing, Ian McEwan Iris Murdoch, Vladimir Nabokov, Andrea Newman and Pier Pasolini and Sylvia Plath. -- .

Author Biography

Miles Leeson is the Director of the Iris Murdoch Research Centre at the University of Chichester -- .
Release date NZ
August 6th, 2018
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Edited by Miles Leeson
Pages
304
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Manchester University Press
ISBN-13
9781526122162
Product ID
27875923

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