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Author Abraham, Julie.

Title Are girls necessary? : lesbian writing and modern histories / Julie Abraham
Edition First University of Minnesota Press edition
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 213 pages)
Contents Preface: "Are Girls Necessary?"; Introduction: "I Have a Narrative"; Part I: "Tell the Lacadaemonians"; 1. Willa Cather's New World Histories; 2. Mary Renault's Greek Drama; Part II: "Love Is Writing"; 3. Washington, James, (Toklas), and Stein; 4. Djuna Barnes, Memory, and Forgetting; 5. Virginia Woolf and the Sexual Histories of Literature; Afterword: "Reading and the Experiences of Everyday Life"; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z
Summary Are girls necessary?'' asks Julie Abraham in this provocative study of 20th-century lesbian writing. Examining the development of lesbian writing in English across the 20th Century, Abraham identifies a shift from this r̀̀omance'' model to a more complicated h̀̀istory'' model. The great modernists, Woolf and Stein, as well as the popular writers of succeeding generations, like Mary Renault, looked to historical narratives, creating an important change in the way the l̀̀esbian story'' is built. The possibilities in lesbian writing, from the early romance plots through to the post-1960s liberati
Notes Originally published: New York : Routledge, 1996
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-206) and index
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Subject American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Homosexuality and literature -- English-speaking countries.
Lesbians in literature.
Lesbians -- English-speaking countries -- Intellectual life.
Lesbians' writings, American -- History and criticism.
Lesbians' writings, English -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- English-speaking countries -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008005619
ISBN 081666658X (electronic bk.)
9780816666584 (electronic bk.)