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Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction

ISBN-10: 0679759522
ISBN-13: 9780679759522
Edition: 1999
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Description: A groundbreaking volume from Lamda Award-winning editors Naomi Holoch and Joan Nestle, The Vintage Book of International  Lesbian Fiction presents a range of literary voices--from twenty-seven countries spanning six continents--and offers glimpses  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

A groundbreaking volume from Lamda Award-winning editors Naomi Holoch and Joan Nestle, The Vintage Book of International  Lesbian Fiction presents a range of literary voices--from twenty-seven countries spanning six continents--and offers glimpses of lesbian life in unfamilar, often exotic climes. We follow an Irish woman as she travels through time in search of a wronged maiden, and anticipate the harrowing fate of a married Indian woman who pursues pleasure with her female lover under the shadow of her husbands suspicious rage.  We meet a teacher in Barcelona who locks herself up in her grandmother's house with her young Columbian student, and witness a Slovenian woman's rendezvous with her long dead lover. This collection includes the work of familiar writers, as well as a number never before published in English.  From the West Indies to Eastern Europe, the Middle East to Southeast Asia, Latin America to South Africa, the distinctive stories found in these pages evoke the diverse political, cultural, emotional, and sexual landscapes of each writer's life.  A groundbreaking volume from the Lamda Award-winning editors Naomi Holoch and Joan Nestle, who also wrote the introduction, this collections evokes the universal urgency of persistent desire. Table of Contents: Mary Dorcey, Ireland from A Noise from the WoodshedMakeda Sivera, JamaicaCaribbean ChameleonMireille Best, FranceStéphanie's BookChristina Peri Rossi, UruguayFinal Judgement and Singing in the DesertShani Mootoo, India-Trinidad-CanadaLemon ScentMarguerite Yourcenar, BelgiumSappho or SuicideEmma Donoghue, IrelandLooking for PetronillaSylvia Molloy, Argentinafrom Certificate of AbsenceDale Gunthorp, South AfricaGypsophilaKaren Williams, South AfricaThe Came at DawnCynthia Price, South AfricaLesbian BedroomsAlifa Rifaat, EgyptMy World of the UnknownYasmin V. Tambiah, Sri LankaThe Civil War, Sandalwood, Transl(iter)ation I, and Transl(iter)ation II (for Aruna and Giti)Dionne Brand, TrinidadMadame Alaird's BreastsViolette Leduc, Francefrom L'AphyxieAnchee Min, ChinafromRed AzaleaGerd Brantenberg, Norwayfrom Four WindsEsther Tusquets, Spainfrom The Same Sea as Every SummerKaren-Susan Fessel, GermanyLost FacesMar$#237;a Eugenia Alegría Nuñez, CubaThe Girl Typist Who Worked for a Provincial Ministry of CultureNgahuia Te Awekatuku, Aotearoa/New ZealandParetipua, Old Man Tuna, andWatching the Big GirlsDacia Maraini, ItalyfromLetters to MarinaRosamaría Roffiel, MexicoForever Lasts Only a Full MoonAnna Blaman, Hollandfrom Lonely AdventureChrista Winsloe, Germanyfrom The Child ManuelaAchy Obejas, CubaWatersNicole Brossard, CanadafromMauve DesertGila Svirsky, IsraelMeeting NataliaMaureen Duffy, EnglandfromThe MicrocosmJeanne D'Arc Jutras, Canadafrom GeorgieSuzana Tratnik, SloveniaUnder the Ironwood TreesElena Georgiou, CyprusAphrodite's VisionEtel Adnan, Lebanonfrom In the Heart of the Heart of Another CountryGina Schein, AustraliaMinnie Gets Married

Ireland from A Noise from the Woodshed
Jamaica Caribbean Chameleon
France St�phanie's Book
Uruguay Final Judgementand Singing in the Desert
India-Trinidad-Canada Lemon Scent
Belgium Sappho or Suicide
Ireland Looking for Petronilla
Argentina from Certificate of Absence
South Africa Gypsophila
South Africa The Came at Dawn
South Africa Lesbian Bedrooms
Egypt My World of the Unknown
Sri Lanka The Civil War, Sandalwood, Transl(iter)ation I,and Transl(iter)ation II (for Aruna and Giti)
Dionne Brand,Trinidad Madame Alaird's Breasts
France from L'Aphyxie
China from Red Azalea
Norway from Four Winds
Spain from the Same Sea as Every Summer
Germany Lost Faces
The Girl Typist Who Worked for a Provincial Ministry of Culture
Aotearoa/New Zealand Paretipua, Old Man Tuna,and Watching the Big Girls
Italy from Letters to Marina
Mexico Forever Lasts Only a Full Moon
Holland from Lonely Adventure
Germany from The Child Manuela
Cuba Waters
Canada from Mauve Desert
Israel Meeting Natalia
England from The Microcosm
Canada from Georgie
Slovenia Under the Ironwood Trees
Cyprus Aphrodite's Vision
Lebanon from In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country
Australia Minnie Gets Married
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