The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture

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Columbia University Press, 1995 - Social Science - 307 pages
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In essays on literary images of lesbianism from Defoe and Diderot to Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes, on the homosexual reputation of Marie Antoinette, on the lesbian writings of Anne Lister, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Janet Flanner, and on Henry James's The Bostonians, Castle shows how a lesbian presence can be identified in the literature, history, and culture of the past three centuries.

 

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With the recent explosion in the number of gay and lesbian fiction titles, it should come as no surprise that next would follow a spate of similar studies from academia. Here is yet another. Castle ... Read full review

Contents

A Polemical Introduction or The Ghost of Greta Garbo
1
First Ed
21
The Apparitional Lesbian
28
Sylvia Townsend Warner and the Counterplot of Lesbian Fiction
66
The Diaries of Anne Lister
92
Marie Antoinette Obsession
107
Haunted by Olive Chancellor
150
The Gaiety of Janet Flanner
186
In Praise of Brigitte Fassbaender A Musical Emanation
200
Notes
239
Works Cited
275
Index
291
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