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The Aesthete in A Misalliance (1986)

Peta Mayer

in Misreading Anita Brookner: Aestheticism, Intertextuality and the Queer Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620597
eISBN:
9781789629927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620597.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter mobilises key nineteenth-century aestheticist motifs to render a Sapphic lesbian homoerotic in A Misalliance. Protagonist Blanche Vernon’s nympholepsy is related to the text’s sensual ... More


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