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Palatable Poison: Critical Perspectives on the Well of Loneliness

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The Well of Loneliness--the Radclyffe Hall novel at times referred to as "the bible of lesbianism"--was released in Britain in 1928 and was immediately controversial. Pronounced obscene following a sensational trial, the book has become a cultural icon as well as a source of considerable debate, especially among feminists, lesbians, and transgendered persons.

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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published February 28th 2002 by Columbia University Press (first published January 15th 2002)
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Tiki Twoflower
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The biographical and historical background on Radclyffe Hall and inversion theory give new insight intoThe Well Of Loneliness. Debates about the book are presented through critics of different perspectives along with some unique readings of the book. I would recommend for anyone more interested in Well, Hall, or lesbian literature in general.
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