Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America

February 21, 2012|
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America by Lillian Faderman
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As Lillian Faderman writes, there are "no constants with regard to lesbianism," except that lesbians prefer women. In this groundbreaking book, she reclaims the history of lesbian life in twentieth-century America, tracing the evolution of lesbian identity and subcultures from early networks to more recent diverse lifestyles. She draws from journals, unpublished manuscripts, songs, media accounts, novels, medical literature, pop culture artifacts, and oral histories by lesbians of all ages and backgrounds, uncovering a narrative of uncommon depth and originality.

Lillian Faderman is professor emerita of English at California State University, Fresno, and author of the award-winning Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present and Scotch Verdict: Miss Pirie and Miss Woods v. Dame Cumming Gordon. She is also the author of Naked in the ...
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Title:Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:373 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:373 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 0.68 in
Published:February 21, 2012
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780231074896

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