Chloe Plus Olivia: An Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present
Viking, 1994 - Social Science - 812 pages
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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I can but pray she may die the first , That I may not leave her ! Her head on my
knee laid down , That duvet so warm , so brown , I fondle , I dote on its springing .
“ Thou must never grow lonesome or old , Leave me rather to darkness and cold
That last sketch — the little , purpling mint - leaves from the garden - Miss Egert
had liked that . And they thought she could leave those sketches there ! Leave
Miss Egert , too , wondering why she never came again ! She hurried to the
Now my only fear is leaving Bird alone . It ' s you she needs here with her . ” The
Girl looked at Gilda ' s face , the skin ... I never thought to leave you or the house .
My home is here as long as you ' ll have me , ” the Girl said in a clear voice .
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CHLOE PLUS OLIVIA: An Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the PresentUser Review - Kirkus
To lead off her anthology of lesbian literature, Faderman (English and Lesbian Studies/California State Univ., Fresno; Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers, not reviewed, etc.) has chosen...Montaigne. He's ... Read full review
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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 ... Read full review
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