Chloe plus Olivia: an anthology of lesbian literature from the seventeenth century to the present
Combining the works of four centuries of lesbian and bisexual writers, by Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, Carson McCullers, and others, a collection reviews the shifting concept of "lesbian literature" by exploring six different genres. 15,000 first printing.
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I believe that while presently gay men and lesbians share many social problems
as well as achievements and joys, their histories have been quite different, and
their literature often reflects that difference. For example, the nineteenth century
saw the birth of the genre of Decadent literature, which often presented
lesbianism as an objective correlative that would best portray certain male writers
' shock and fascination with the corruption of their era. The exotic literary images
of female ...
Later in literary history, in the context of different times, women writers were able
to modify some of those earlier literary images to reflect more closely the realities
they had observed. The material by male writers that has been included in this
anthology not only provides examples of the literary sources available to earlier
lesbian writers but also serves to illustrate by comparison the ways that later
lesbian writers transformed those sources. In recent years a number of critics
have tried ...
Perhaps Mew's most traumatic emotional experience was with the novelist May
Sinclair, with whom Mew had a friendship from 1913 to 1916, a time when
Sinclair's literary reputation was at its height. It was Sinclair who pursued Mew in
the relationship, insisting on their frequent meetings, writing the shy and fearful
Mew extremely warm notes, and helping her in the literary world. When Mew
finally responded to Sinclair's verbal extravagance, Sinclair rejected her by
saying, "My good ...
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CHLOE PLUS OLIVIA: An Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the PresentUser Review - Jane Doe - 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
Chloe plus Olivia: an anthology of lesbian literature from the seventeenth century to the presentUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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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