Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present

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HarperCollins, Jun 17, 1998 - Social Science - 496 pages
A classic of its kind, this fascinating cultural history draws on everything from private correspondence to pornography to explore five hundred years of friendship and love between women.Surpassing the Love of Men throws a new light on shifting theories of female sexuality and the changing status of women over the centuries.

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Surpassing the love of men, if read as an account of historical lesbianism, is good and interesting. The focus is primarily on romantic friendships between women but deals with some other issues too ... Read full review

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Lillian Faderman is a professor of English at California State University, Fresno, author of several books, and the winner of the 1992 Lambda Literary Editor's Choice Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian/Gay Anthology. She lives in Fresno, California.

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