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Author Latham, Sean, 1971-

Title The art of scandal : modernism, libel law, and the roman à clef / Sean Latham
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 202 pages) : illustrations
Series Modernist literature & culture
Modernist literature & culture.
Summary Latham proposes that writers and readers throughout the early 20th century revived the codes and habits of the roman à clef as part of a larger assault on Victorian realism - modernism. He elaborates a concept of modernism that weaves coterie culture with the mass media, psychology with celebrity, and literature with the law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Romans à clef -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Scandals in literature.
Truthfulness and falsehood in literature.
Libel and slander in literature.
Law and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199869053 ebook