The Literature of Lesbianism: A Historical Anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall
by Terry Castle
Since the Renaissance, countless writers have been magnetized by the notion of love between women. From Renaissance love poems to twentieth-century novels, plays, and short stories, "The Literature of Lesbianism" brings together hundreds of literary works on the subject of female homosexuality. This is not an anthology of "lesbian writers." Nor is it simply a one-sided com...more
Paperback, 1110 pages
Published December 13th 2005 by Columbia University Press
(first published August 15th 2003)
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Extremely useful resource for Lesbian, Feminist and Women's Lit Crit. Despite the fact that it weighs 20 lbs and I'm apt to destroy the dust jacket, I reference this book almost every day. Beware, many of the cited works you will not be able to lay your hands on with any ease.
Terry Castle was once described by Susan Sontag as "the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today." She is the author of seven books of criticism, including The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture (1993) and Boss Ladies, Watch Out! Essays on Women and Sex (2002). Her antholoy, The Literature of Lesbianism, won the Lambda Literary Editor's Choice Aw...moreMore about Terry Castle...