Cover of Illegitimate FreedomGaurav Majumdar, Professor of English, has published his second book Illegitimate Freedom: Informality in Modernist Literature, 1900-1940 (Routledge, 2021). The book is the first scholarly exploration of links between informality—as an aesthetic, behavioral, and political model—and a wide range of British and anglophone modernist works.  Examining a particular aspect of informality in each chapter, it investigates candour, promiscuity, humour, counters to liberal traditions that champion male freedom, disgust, colloquialism, and inversions of dignity before its concluding discussion of informality as a kind of ease with strangeness and its related risks.