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. -- .
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Publication Date: 01/04/2020
- Category: Literary theory
- ISBN: 9781526148100