Don Juan in the Village
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Don Juan in the Village

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  6 reviews
From the lesbian bars of New York City to the back streets of Fez, from the S&M scene in Los Angeles to the calm ocean depths off a Caribbean island, the heroine of Don Juan in the Village is ever on the prowl. In search of the longed-for, idealized lover, she finds instead a series of wrenching, sometimes hilarious encounters with an array of women, among them a movie...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published October 3rd 2003 by University of Wisconsin Press (first published 1990)
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Mar 03, 2008 Ammie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Ammie by: STR
I read "Leash" a while ago and it fucked with my mind in many ways. "Don Juan" was, if you can apply these terms to a book like this, a kind of gentler version of the same basic idea. The narrator details her sexual (and some partially nonsexual) exploits in locals ranging from NYC to Morocco, chronicling her reactions and reasonings with a lack of passion that makes her very explicit encounters with a variety of women not anywhere near as sexy as one would suppose. "Leash" was fascinating in it...more
Joey Diamond
There is something so weird about the voice in this book, it's kind of like 90s lesbian fiction voice ... reminding me of other stuff I've read but I can't put my finger on it exactly. Eileen Myles? Not Michelle Tea exactly... more arrogant.

Anyway also the conceit of an entirely unlikeable narrator having lots of bad sex and weird encounters seems pretty 90s, like the shock value would have worked better then. The cover quote is from Brett Easton Ellis for g-dsakes.

There are funny and good stori...more
The first book that I read about lesbianism, and it's good. Although most things are vague, the stories realistically portrayed the lifestyle of a homosexual woman in search for love, acceptance, compassion, friendship. It demonstrates a woman's--whether straight or not--struggle to find her place in the society. I wish I'd find a copy of this, because I only borrowed that from a friend.
Cheska Lorraine
kasama ko si Stephene nung binili ko ito kaso hanggang ngayon di nya pa sinosoli sa akin yung book.
nung first year nahilig kami sa gay oriented books. haha and para maiba naman lesbian oriented (?) book naman daw try namin. kaya ibinili ko to.

haha. shocked.
dami ko nalaman. haha
Nov 09, 2007 Masha rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lesbian-lovers
I got all into Jane De Lynn. Not as ambitious as her novel, "Real Estate", this book is a bunch of gem-like stories united by the theme of women, drinking, travel, alienation, and sex. Crisp and a little cold - with a frisson of cruelty.
Elizabeth J.
I needed this book when I was 19. A must for young dykes. And anyone who enjoys honesty about casual (and not-so casual) sex written well.
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Jane DeLynn is the author of the novels Leash, Don Juan in the Village, Real Estate (a New York Times Book Review “Notable Book of the Year”), In Thrall, Some Do, as well as the collection Bad Sex Is Good. Authors she’s been compared to include Proust, Salinger, Jane Austen, Rabelais, Swift, Oscar Wilde, Proust, Helene Cixious, and Edgar Allan Poe, Aristophanes, Euripedes, & Woody Allen. She w...more
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