Chloe Plus Olivia: 2an Anthology of Lesbian and Bisexual Literature from the 17th Century to Th
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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Usually patriarchal chauvinism could not conceive of a satisfying female sexual
agency, though there are occasional works such as Satan's Harvest Home (1749
), whose anonymous author complained that when he saw "two Ladies Kissing ...
For example, Krafft-Ebing says of a female sexual invert who learned to eschew
sexual expression, "She became a decent, sexually at least, neutral person."
Moreover, these sexologists' strong Victorian convictions about appropriate
They were often allowed to achieve recognition as writers in their day as long as
they confirmed certain stereotypes about females that promoted the reigning
social prejudices. Belinda: Early Lessons and Moral Tales (1801), from which the
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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
Mens Writing on Romantic Friendship
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