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Through the twentieth century, from colonial Ireland to the United States, and from Franco's Spain to late Soviet Russia, to include sexuality in a novel signaled social progressiveness and artistic innovation, but also transgression. Certain novelists—such as James Joyce, Vladimir Nabokov, Luis Martín-Santos, and Viktor Erofeev—radicalized the content of the novel by incorporating sexual thoughts, situations, and fantasies and thus portraying repressed areas of social, cultural, political, and mental life. In The Artistic Censoring of Sexuality: Fantasy and Judgment in the Twentieth-Century Novel, Susan Mooney extensively examines four modernist and postmodernist novels that prompted in their day harsh external censorship because of their sexual content—Ulysses, Lolita, Time of Silence, and Russian Beauty. She shows how motifs of censorship, with all its restrictions, pressures, rules, judgments, and forms of negation, became artistically embedded in the novels' plots, characters, settings, tropes, and themes. These novels contest censorship's status quo and critically explore its processes and power. This study reveals the impact of censorship on literary creation, particularly in relation to the twentieth century's growing interest in sexuality and its discourses.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface: Sexuality in Literature: Toward an Ethics
  2. pp. ix-xv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Introduction: The Sense of Censoring
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. 1. Censorship: Political and Theoretical Structures
  2. pp. 23-38
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  1. 2. Circean Censoring: Joyce's Theater of Judgment in Ulysses
  2. pp. 39-111
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  1. 3. Lolita: American Mimetic Fantasy, Ethical Reading, and Censoring Narrative
  2. pp. 112-160
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  1. 4. The Masochistic Pleasure of Censoring Modes of Fantasy: Alienation, Cancer, and Judgment in Tiempo De Silencio
  2. pp. 161-214
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  1. 5. Apocalyptic Beauty, Russian Sublimity: Viktor Erofeev's Russkaia Krasavitsa
  2. pp. 215-267
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  1. Conclusion: Comparative Reflections
  2. pp. 268-276
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  1. Appendix. Summaries of Novels’ Historical Censorship
  2. pp. 277-278
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 279-308
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 309-321
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814271971
Related ISBN
9780814210826
MARC Record
OCLC
654600604
Pages
321
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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