Dirty Books: Modernism and the Toilet

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleDirty Books: Modernism and the Toilet Author(S)Ian Scott Todd (Author)
Abstract  This article considers the response of European modernism to the invention of flush toilets and public restrooms in the first decades of the twentieth century, arguing that modernist writers such as James Joyce and Jean Rhys subverted dominant attitudes toward privacy, propriety, and femininity via images of women using toilets and restrooms. ...Paginationp 191-213
SubjectLiteratureDescriptorsEnglish fiction
Journal TitleModern Fiction Studies  
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