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Tales Of The Lavender Menace: A Memoir Of Liberation
by Karla Jay
Karla Jay's memoir of an age whose tumultuous social and political movements fundamentally reshaped American culture takes readers from her early days in the 1968 Columbia University student riots to her post-college involvement in New York radical women's groups and the New York Gay Liberation Front. In Southern California in the early 70s, she continued in the battle for...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 3rd 2000 by Basic Books
(first published 1999)
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Jul 28, 2011 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars
A fascinating and easy to read memoir about the early years of the radical feminist and gay liberation movements. I would recommend this to anyone interested in radical feminism, queer history, feminist history, or just a good memoir.
Karla Jay is a professor of English and the director of the Women's and Gender Studies program at Pace University. A pioneer in the field of lesbian and gay studies, she is widely published. Jay was born Karla Jayne Berlin in Brooklyn, New York, to a conservative Jewish family. She attended the Berkeley Institute, a private girls' school in Brooklyn now called the Berkeley Carroll School. Later sh...moreMore about Karla Jay...