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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Shy and strange was the look with which she quickly hid her face in my neck and
hair , with tumultuous sighs , that seemed almost to sob , and pressed in mine a
hand that trembled . Her soft cheek was glowing against mine . “ Darling , darling
YOUR STRANGE HAIR Your strange hair , cold light , Has pale glows and blond
dullness ; Your gaze has the blue of ether and waves ; Your gown has the chill of
the breeze and the woods . I burn the whiteness of your fingers with kisses .
In an early poem in the collection O ' Neill declares , “ I strangely sing because
my love is strange . ” Her love ' s “ strangeness ” is an encoding for lesbianism ,
which betrays her influence by Baudelaire and his European successors .
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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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