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Die Autorin schildert ihre Frauenbeziehungen und die Anfänge ihrer lesbischen Identität. Gleichzeitig liefert sie einen Einblick in die Situation von Lesben in und außerhalb der homosexuellen Subkultur Norwegens zu Beginn der halbverklemmten 70er Jahre. Und indem sie ironisch spöttelnd die gesellschaftlichen Normalitätsklischees aufs Korn nimmt, unterhölt sie die "Selbstve ...more
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Published 1981 by Prisma (first published 1973)
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Hol
While seeking a Millen Brand novel at the library I noticed this one nearby--it's a Women's Press book, with that distinctive black-and-white spine. This was a cult classic novel in Scandinavia in the 1970s, about a young lesbian whose lone problem with her sexual identity is that society's rejection of it often forces her to lie about who she is. I liked the very self-possessed character and the setting (glum Oslo) but was sometimes reminded of how culturally specific humor can be, as now and t ...more
Liza
I didn't really know why I liked this so much but then towards the end when she gets all queer revolutionary it was like YES CORRECT. A lot of the bits that I think were meant to be funny were a bit too close to the bone for me to laugh but I think if I'd been in a different mood when I'd read those bits I would have responded differently. I liked this, it was good. Recommend.
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Apr 21, 2010 Katie M. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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The story itself didn't do much for me, but how can you NOT appreciate an out-of-print 1980's Norwegian lesbian novel slash manifesto???
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Gerd Mjøen Brantenberg is a Norwegian author, teacher, and feminist writer. She is also the cousin of radio and TV entertainer Lars Mjøen.

Brantenberg was born in Oslo, but grew up in Fredrikstad. She studied English, History, and Sociology in London, Edinburgh, and Oslo. She has an English hovedfag (main subject, comparable to a Master), from the University of Oslo, where she also studied history
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“At that time a psychologist appeared in Oslo, and wrote interesting articles in the paper about how to cure homosexuality. … This man is a pervert. He wants to change nature. He wants to change the natural growth of love between a woman and a woman, or between a man and a man. If society itself wasn't hostile to love, he would never have been allowed to do that. Can't you see? Why can't you ever get it out of your head that love is against nature? Because that's what you're saying when you say homosexuality is against nature. Didn't nature make me? Or was I the result of some mysterious embryonic experiment, conceived on another planet, and planted in my mother's womb? Because I can assure you: I was born a lesbian. I was a lesbian the moment I came out and said, Boooooo.” 4 likes
“The inextinguishable lesbian spark. You've surely heard about it? The one that was first ignited at Lesbos, because Sappho was so sad every time a young woman left the academy that she wrote her a poem. Fancy being sad because someone leaves! Perverted, that's what I call it. Don't you?” 2 likes
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