The Persistent Desire: A Femme-butch Reader

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Joan Nestle
Alyson Publications, 1992 - Social Science - 503 pages
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Surveys a decade of the attempt to reconstruct and understand the meaning and value of butch-femme relations for the contemporary lesbian, drawing on oral history, fiction, poetry, and fantasy

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This anthology of stories, poems, and nonfiction accounts pays homage to a host of femme and butch lesbian relationships that have flourished over four decades. The narrators recount their experiences ... Read full review

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From the Diary of Marge McDonald 19311986
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1959 Merril Mushroom
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Joan Nestle is the author of A Fragile Union: New and Selected Writings. She is cofounder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York City, where she lives.

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