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By Lillian Faderman Sarah Ponsonby Anna Seward Emily Dickinson Christina Rossetti Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Katherine Bradley Edith Cooper | Comments: ( 825 ) | Date: ( Dec 06, 2019 )

In Chloe Plus Olivia Lillian Faderman seeks no less than to radically redefine four centuries of lesbian literature, filling a need that has long been neglected a literary anthology of lesbian writers over the past four centuries, with each piece set in historical and literary context This landmark work of scholarship offers an enlightening review of the shifting conceptIn Chloe Plus Olivia Lillian Faderman seeks no less than to radically redefine four centuries of lesbian literature, filling a need that has long been neglected a literary anthology of lesbian writers over the past four centuries, with each piece set in historical and literary context This landmark work of scholarship offers an enlightening review of the shifting concept of lesbian literature, followed by examples of six different genres Romantic Friendship, Sexual Inversion, Exotic and Evil Lesbians, Lesbian Encoding, Lesbian Feminism, and Post Lesbian Feminism.Faderman examines works as diverse as Willa Cather s My Antonia and Virginia Woolf s Orlando poetry by Gertrude Stein and Amy Lowell fiction by Carson McCullers, Helen Hull, and Alice Walker In addition, Chloe Plus Olivia contains writing by men who focused on women s relationships These writings are included in the early section of the book and were, in various ways, important to the development of lesbian literature, since men were far likely than women to achieve publication in other centuries.It would be impossible to identify a single great tradition of lesbian writing, since it is in constant metamorphosis, reflecting changing social attitudes and women s voices Chloe Plus Olivia, with its historical scope enhanced by Faderman s own personal search for a definition of lesbian literature, makes this the first book of its kind it is certain to become the point of reference from which all subsequent studies of lesbian literature will begin.


  • Title: Chloe Plus Olivia: An Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present
  • Author: Lillian Faderman Sarah Ponsonby Anna Seward Emily Dickinson Christina Rossetti Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Katherine Bradley Edith Cooper
  • ISBN: 9780140172485
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Lillian Faderman Sarah Ponsonby Anna Seward Emily Dickinson Christina Rossetti Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Katherine Bradley Edith Cooper

Lillian Faderman is an internationally known scholar of lesbian history and literature, as well as ethnic history and literature Among her many honors are six Lambda Literary Awards, two American Library Association Awards, and several lifetime achievement awards for scholarship She is the author of The Gay Revolution and the New York Times Notable Books, Surpassing the Love of Men and Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers photo by Donn R Nottage



Comments Chloe Plus Olivia: An Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present

  • Emily

    this anthology was left at my house by a friend before she moved a few states to the east. as a women's studies and english student in my undergrad, i enjoyed this collection greatly. i read it as background for a senior independent study project on queer lit. very useful. also, as i make a habit of naming my chickens after lesbians who lived and loved on the west bank of france in the 1930's, this anthology is also a useful reference.


  • Miranda

    This collection has something for everyone. I found new gems such as Amy Lowell who, like Gertrude Stein, was writing in a time when it was wisest to obfuscate. I get great pleasure out of imagining certain of Amy Lowell's contemporaries reading "The Weather-Cock Points South" and sayin' "oh that's just lovely, I love flowers too".


  • Megan

    This anthology is thorough, though not always entertaining. Academically it's an excellent collection; the contents are in chronological order and split into sections named by the general type of representation in literature predominate for lesbians in each period covered. You can really see the spectrum and evolution of how lesbians and queer characters were viewed in different eras of literature. But as far as merely wanting to read more early lesbian themed literature there's certainly a lot [...]


  • Kat Wasberg

    I enjoyed the organization and scope of this anthology. The book is split up into themes based on the way lesbianism and bisexuality was being represented in writing at the time (romantic friendship, a man trapped in a woman's body, exotic and evil lesbians, etc.) A brief biographical sketch precedes each excerpt by a female writer, giving historical and personal context to the pieces.Not all of the writing is gripping, but overall it's a good review of the evolution of lesbian writing, and a gr [...]


  • Mandy

    Willing to lend this one out if you are asked to select a reading for a lesbian wedding, but you have to give it back because it was a gift!


  • Korri

    bought this at the Quatrefoil Library in St. Paul


  • Kathy

    Well written anthology.


  • Vasha7

    My journal entry


  • Maren

    everything is in this book. i love it and keep it on the shelf next to my bed.


  • Danielle

    a must have if you read lesbian writing. great reference material.


  • Lauren Wilson

    want to read


  • megan

    anthologies are just always so problematic.


  • Michele Chamberlain

    I fell in love over and over reading this book. It is stunning, captivating, gripping and emotional. Every page take the reader into a new place. Sometimes grabbing you, wanting to clinch the book and not let go. I took my time reading this book, I was on a quest to fill a void of purpose. This book taught me everything I know and love about being a woman! A must read for any woman open to experience.


  • Sonnydee

    This is my new Bible. I'm gonna keep it on my bedside table. A great collection, kinda Euro-centric and by no means definitive, but Faderman explains why she made the decisions she did with what to include. A damn good entry (probably first entry!) in the field of lesbian literary tradition. Glad to see my fave, Joanna Russ, included. Faderman is the best.


  • PigeonSquid

    Some favorites so far:-Michael Fields' poems-Helen Rose Hull'sThe Fire -Constance Fenimore Woolson'sFelipa -The excerpt from Colette's The Pure and the Impure-Willa Cather'sTommy the Unsentimental -Henry Handel Richardson'sTwo Hanged Women -The excerpt from Vita Sackville-West's journals-Rose O'Neill's poems-The except from Jewelle Gomez' The Gilda Stories: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition


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  • Free Read [Crime Book] ☆ Chloe Plus Olivia: An Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present - by Lillian Faderman Sarah Ponsonby Anna Seward Emily Dickinson Christina Rossetti Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Katherine Bradley Edith Cooper ↠
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