Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present

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HarperCollins, Jun 17, 1998 - Social Science - 496 pages
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A classic of its kind, this fascinating cultural history draws on everything from private correspondence to pornography to explore five hundred years of friendship and love between women. Surpassing the Love of Men throws a new light on shifting theories of female sexuality and the changing status of women over the centuries.

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Review: Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present

User Review  - Smoothw - Goodreads

Comprehensive, but dull and axe grindey. It's dull because it analyzes a bunch of mostly forgotten novels from centuries past that have lesbian themes, most of which are justly forgotten.It's axe ... Read full review

Review: Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present

User Review  - Ronald Lett - Goodreads

An excellent history of romantic friendship, with a little of the associated links of first and second wave feminism, from the sixteenth century through the first half of the twentieth century. The ... Read full review

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Lillian Faderman is a professor of English at California State University, Fresno, author of several books, and the winner of the 1992 Lambda Literary Editor's Choice Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian/Gay Anthology. She lives in Fresno, California.

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