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Lesbian Pulp Fiction: The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels 1950-1965

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Long before the rise of the modern gay movement, an unnoticed literary revolution was occurring between the covers of the cheaply produced lesbian pulp paperbacks of the post–World War II era. In 1950, publisher Fawcett Books founded its Gold Medal imprint, inaugurating the reign of lesbian pulp fiction. These were the books that small-town lesbians and prurient men bought by the millions — cheap, easy to find in drugstores, and immediately recognizable by their lurid covers. For women leading straight lives, here was confirmation that they were not alone and that darkly glamorous, "gay" places like Greenwich Village existed. Some — especially those written by lesbians — offered sympathetic and realistic depictions of "life in the shadows," while others (no less fun to read now) were smutty, sensational tales of innocent girls led astray. In the overheated prose typical of the genre, this collection documents the emergence of a lesbian subculture in postwar America.

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Excerpts from the best of more than 30 classic lesbian pulp novels, including those by Marion Zimmer Bradley (writing as Miriam Gardner), An Bannon, Vin Packer, Paula Christian, Valerie Taylor, and Brigid Brophy.

Synopsis:

Written in the overheated prose typical of the pulp genre of the 1950s, this collection documents the emergence of a lesbian subculture in postwar America.

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ISBN:
9781573442107
Editor:
Forrest, Katherine V.
Introduction:
Forrest, Katherine V.
Selected by:
Forrest, Katherine V.
Selected:
Forrest, Katherine V.
Introduction by:
Forrest, Katherine V.
Introduction:
Forrest, Katherine V.
Editor:
Forrest, Katherine V.
Author:
Forrest, Katherine V.
Selected:
Forrest, Katherine V.
Publisher:
Cleis Press
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Gay & Lesbian
Subject:
Paperbacks
Subject:
FICTION / Lesbian
Subject:
Women and literature -- United States.
Subject:
American fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Lesbian
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 23.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Written in the overheated prose typical of the pulp genre of the 1950s, this collection documents the emergence of a lesbian subculture in postwar America.
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