Clouds and Power: May Sinclair's War

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The wartime writings of May Sinclair raise important questions about the literary representation of World War One. Sinclair's protagonists are fascinated by a "vortex" of energy they sense as both dangerous and exhilarating, and her narratives simultaneously relish and disavow this fantasmatic investment. Sinclair's writing offers a still relevant lesson about the entanglement of sexual fantasy and collective violence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-35
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Modern Literature
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2014


  • World War One
  • May Sinclair
  • women's writing
  • modernism


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