Chloe Plus Olivia: 2an Anthology of Lesbian and Bisexual Literature from the 17th Century to Th
Lesbian and bisexual literature over the past four centuries, tracing the evolution of the genre from romantic friendship, through the exotic and evil, to the explicitly sexual. An example of exotic and evil is provided by Sheridan Le Fanu's 1872 vampire novella, Carmilla. By the author of Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers.
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Faderman's (Surpassing the Love of Men, 1981) substantial compilation of literature about love between women includes works from over 75 European and North American writers from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Faderman identifies six major categories of lesbian literature and the writers exemplifying each: romantic friendship (e.g., Aphra Behn, Emily Dickinson); sexual inversion (e.g., Maria Edgeworth, Colette); exotic and evil lesbians (e.g., Djuna Barnes, Anais Nin); lesbian encoding (e.g., Charlotte Mew, Gertrude Stein); lesbian feminism (e.g., Rita Mae Brown, Audre Lorde); and post-lesbian feminism (e.g., Chrystos, Cheryl Clarke). Faderman provides theoretical, historical, and biographical contexts for the correspondence, essays, short stories, and poetry found here and includes men's writings on women's relationships. Although there will be disagreements about some of the inclusions, all will agree that Faderman provides a significant contribution to the literature of gender, lesbian, and literary studies.-Jeris Cassel, Rutgers Univ. Libs., New Brunswick, N.J.
Mens Writing on Romantic Friendship
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