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by Terry Castle

Free eBook The Literature of Lesbianism download ISBN: 0231125100
Author: Terry Castle
Publisher: Columbia University Press; 1st edition (August 15, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 1039
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
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The Literature of Lesbianism is an invitation to explore a vast array of offerings that demonstrate the . Terry Castle is Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities in the Department of English at Stanford University.

The Literature of Lesbianism is an invitation to explore a vast array of offerings that demonstrate the richness of the lesbian literary heritage. Girlfriends Magazine). She is the author of, among other books, The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture (Columbia, 1993), and Kindred Spirits: Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall (Columbia, 1996).

The Literature of Lesbianism. A Historical Anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall. Columbia University Press. Pub Date: December 2005. Gender and Sexuality Studies. Literary Theory and Criticism.

The Literature of Lesbianism book. She live Terry Castle was once described by Susan Sontag as "the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today

The Literature of Lesbianism book. She live Terry Castle was once described by Susan Sontag as "the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today. She is the author of seven books of criticism, including The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture (1993) and Boss Ladies, Watch Out! Essays on Women and Sex (2002).

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The Literature of Lesbianism: A Historical Anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall (Paperback). Terry Castle explores the emergence and transformation of the "idea of lesbianism": its conceptual origins and how it has been transmitted, transformed, and collectively embellished over the past five centuries. Both male and female authors are represented here and they display an astonishing and often unpredictable range of attitudes.

Terry Castle (born October 18, 1953) is an American literary scholar. She writes on topics ranging from 18th-century ghost stories to World War I-era lesbianism to the so-called "photographic fringe.

Author: Terry Castle ISBN 10: 0231125119. Books will be free of page markings. From Renaissance love poems to twentieth-century novels, plays, and short stories, The Literature of Lesbianism brings together hundreds of literary works on the subject of female homosexuality. Will be clean, not soiled or stained. This is not an anthology of "lesbian writers. Nor is it simply a one-sided compendium of "positive" or "negative" images of lesbian experience.

Terry Castle explores the emergence and transformation of the "idea of lesbianism": its conceptual .

Terry Castle explores the emergence and transformation of the "idea of lesbianism": its conceptual origins and how it has been transmitted, transformed, and collectively embellished over the past five centuries. Some excoriate female same-sex love; some eulogize it. Some are salacious or satiric; others sympathetic and confessional. Yet what comes across everywhere is just how visible-as a literary theme-Sapphic love has always been in Western literature.

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Since the Renaissance, countless writers have been magnetized by the notion of love between women. From Renaissance love poems to twentieth-century novels, plays, and short stories, The Literature of Lesbianism brings together hundreds of literary works on the subject of female homosexuality. This is not an anthology of "lesbian writers." Nor is it simply a one-sided compendium of "positive" or "negative" images of lesbian experience. Terry Castle explores the emergence and transformation of the "idea of lesbianism": its conceptual origins and how it has been transmitted, transformed, and collectively embellished over the past five centuries. Both male and female authors are represented here and they display an astonishing and often unpredictable range of attitudes. Some excoriate female same-sex love; some eulogize it. Some are salacious or satiric; others sympathetic and confessional. Yet what comes across everywhere is just how visible―as a literary theme―Sapphic love has always been in Western literature. As Castle demonstrates, it is hardly the taboo or forbidden topic we sometimes assume it to be, but has in fact been a central preoccupation for many of our greatest writers, past and present.Beginning with an excerpt from Ariosto's comic epic poem, Orlando Furioso, the anthology progresses chronologically through the next five centuries, presenting selections from Shakespeare, John Donne, Katherine Philips, Aphra Behn, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Alexander Pope, the Marquis de Sade, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Dickinson, Guy de Maupassant, Henry James, Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Nella Larsen, Colette, and Graham Greene, among many others. It also includes some anonymous works―several published here for the first time―as well as numerous translations from the writers of antiquity, such as Sappho, Ovid, Martial, and Juvenal, whose rediscovery in the early Renaissance helped shape subsequent Western literary representations of female homosexuality.
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Prinna
This fat, heavy paperback is a treasure-trove of true literature. Nothing pulpy, trashy, or even trendy about it, this book is jam-packed with quality excerpts, full-length pieces, and poems all of which come together to provide a valuable historical look into the subject matter. Personally, I found the pieces written by men to be the least appealing; some of them smack, if ever-so-slightly, of that notorious voyeurism that so many men have for two women. I would still have to say that they were aptly chosen for this book, every piece has its purpose in rounding out the whole.

I highly recommend this book for lovers of true literature, and for anyone wanting to see an excellent historical snapshot of the subject matter through many genres from the sixteenth century to the present time. Be prepared, the excerpts will whet your appetite to read the full piece in many cases. I have since gone on a reading odyssey of the Vita Sackville-West/Violet Trefusis [tragic] love story after reading several excerpts, including one from Orlando by Virginia Wolff (who also had an affair with Vita, which pales in light of the Trefusis story.) Excerpts from all three - Vita, Violet, and Virginia - are here.

This collection is worth every penny, every page. Highly recommend it!
Ffrlel
This book is incredibly insightful into our history as gay women. It's a rare perspective to look specifically at gay women rather than men and the results are surprising. Knowledge increases even as the 1700s pass--which reminded me that gay rights is a much older issue than stonewall. It's unbiased, showing everything from hilariously incorrect indictments of lesbianism to beautiful love stories to raunchy erotica. Overall, this is the most comprehensive look into lesbian history I've ever read.