Surpassing the Love of Men
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 PresentUser 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 PresentUser 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