Heterosexual Plots and Lesbian Narratives (The Cutting Edge: by Marilyn Farwell PDF

By Marilyn Farwell

What is lesbian literature? needs to it comprise openly lesbian characters, and painting them in a favorable gentle? needs to the writer be openly (or covertly) lesbian? Does there must be a lesbian subject and needs to or not it's politically acceptable?

Marilyn Farwell right here examines the paintings of such writers as Adrienne wealthy, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Jeanette Winterson, Gloria Naylor, and Marilyn Hacker to handle those questions. Dividing their writings into genres--the romantic tale and the heroic, or quest, tale, Farwell addresses probably the most complex concerns on the intersection of literature, intercourse, gender, and postmodernism.

Illustrating how the generational clash among the lesbian- feminists of 20 years in the past and the queer theorists of at the present time stokes the severe fires of latest lesbian and literary idea, Heterosexual Plots and Lesbian Narratives concludes by means of arguing for a huge and beneficiant definition of lesbian writing.

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