Heroic Desire: Lesbian Identity and Cultural Space
In the LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES series this work draws on literary and cultural theory to demonstrate the ways in which lesbian identities are ascribed and resisted. It looks at the identity models of the hero, the flaneur and the lesbian outlaw as well as lesbian 'space' both materially and imaginatively.
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