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Literature of Lesbianism A Historical Anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall

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ISBN-10: 0231125100

ISBN-13: 9780231125109

Edition: 2003

Authors: Terry Castle

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This is a comprehensive anthology of literature about lesbianism, compiled by one of the most eloquent and prominent of contemporary literary scholars. Both male and female authors are represented as the emergence of the idea of lesbianism over the last five centuries is explored, including Shakespeare and Hemingway.
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/23/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1110
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 2.75" tall
Weight: 4.378
Language: English

Terry Castle is Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University. She is the author of six books, including The Apparitional Lesbianand Boss Ladies, Watch Out!She is a regular contributor to The New Republic, The London Review of Books,and other publications. She lives in San Francisco, CA.

A Note on the Texts
The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
From Orlando Furioso (1532)
"Elegy for a Lady Fallen for Another Lady" (1573)
"Memorable Stories About Women Who Have Degenerated Into Men" (1573)
from The Journal of Montaigne's Travels in Italy by Way of Switzerland and Germany (1581)
"Poem XLIX" from The Maitland Quarto Manuscript (1586)
from The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (1590)
from Gallathea (1592)
from As You Like It (1600)
from Twelfth Night (1602)
The Book of Ruth
"On a Lady Named Beloved" (1617)
from Hic Mulier: or, The Man-Woman (1620)
from Ovid's Metamorphosis Englished (1626)
"Sapho to Philaenis" (1633)
"To Mr. J.D." (c. 1633)
"Epigram on the Court Pucelle" (1640)
"On the Friendship Betwixt Two Ladies" (1645)
"Tribades, or Lesbia" (1646)
from Upon Appleton House (1650)
"Two Beauties, Tender Lovers" (c. 1650)
from Dialogues on the Arcana of Love and Venus by Luisa Sigea Toletana (1660-78)
from The Life and Death of Mrs. Mary Frith. Commonly Called Moll Cutpurse (1662)
"To My Excellent Lucasia, on Our Friendship"
"Parting with Lucasia: A Song"
"Orinda to Lucasia"
"Friendship's Mystery: To My Dearest Lucasia"
"Injuria Amici" (1664)
from Lives of Gallant Ladies (1665-1666)
"To the Fair Clorinda, Who Made Love to Me"
"Verses Design'd by Mrs. A. Behn to be sent to a Fair Lady, that Desir'd She Would Absent Herself to Cure her Love"
"Accompanying a Ring Bearing the Portrait of la Senora Condesa de Paredes. She Explains"
"Ines, Dear, with your Love I am Enraptured" (c. 1685)
"On a Picture Painted by Herself, Representing Two Nymphs of Diana's, One in a Posture to Hunt, the Other Bathing"
"On the Soft and Gentle Motions of Eudora" (attr.) (1686)
from The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis (1693)
"Love and Friendship: A Pastoral" (1696)
"Venus's Reply" from A Collection of the Most Choice and Private Poems, Lampoons, &c. (1699)
The Eighteenth Century
"The Ladies of the New Cabal" from The New Atalantis (1709)
Spectator No. 223 (1711)
Translation of Sappho Fragment 31 ("Blest as th'Immortal Gods is He") (1711)
"Sappho to Phaon" (1712)
"Friendship between Ephelia and Ardelia" (1713)
From Memoirs of the Life of Count Grammont (1713)
"Madrigal" (1715)
"Letter to Madame la Marquise de S[--], On Sending her Tobacco" (1715)
from the Embassy Letters (1716-18)
"Cloe to Artimesa" (1720)
Monsieur Thing's Origin: or Seignor D--o's Adventures in Britain (1722)
from A Supplement to the Onania, or the Heinous Sin of Self-Pollution (c. 1725)
"The Female Cabin Boy" (c. 1730)
Translation of Sappho Fragment no. 31 ("Happy as a God is He") and no. 130 ("Dire Love, Sweet-Bitter Bird of Prey!") (1735)
from The Sappho-An. An Heroic Poem of Three Cantos, in the Ovidian Style, Describing the Pleasures which the FAIR SEX Enjoy with Each Other (c. 1735)
from Pamela (1740-41)
from Sir Charles Grandison (1753-54)
The Female Husband (1746)
from Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748-49)
"The Game of Flatts" from Satan's Harvest Home (1749)
from The Indiscreet Jewels (1748)
from The Nun (1760)
from A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Charlotte Charke (1755)
from Anecdotes of a Convent (1771)
from "Dialogue between Sappho and Ninon de l'Enclos, in the Shades" (1773)
from The Adulteress (1773)
from A History of My Life (1789-98)
from Juliette (1792)
from the journals of Eleanor Butler (1784-1821)
"Elegy Written at the Sea-side, and Addressed to Miss Honora Sneyd" (c. 1780)
from Llangollen Vale, Inscribed to the Right Honourable Lady Eleanor Butler, and Miss Ponsonby (1796)
"In a Letter to A.R.C., On Her Wishing to be Called Anna"
"Invitation--To J.B.C."
"A Valentine" (1797)
The Nineteenth Century
from Belinda (1801)
Christabel (1816)
from Christabess: A Right Woeful Poem (1816)
from The Diaries of Anne Lister (1824-26)
"To the Lady E.B. and the Hon. Miss P., Composed in the Grounds of Plas Newydd, Near Llangollen, 1824" (1824)
from Mademoiselle de Maupin (1835)
from The Girl With the Golden Eyes (1835)
"A Young Girl Seen in Church" (1838)
"To George Sand: A Desire" (1844)
from Villette (1853)
"Damned Women 1 (Delphine and Hippolyta)"
"Damned Women 2" (1857)
Goblin Market (1862)
"Anactoria" (1866)
from Lesbia Brandon (1864-67)
Scenes of Sapphic Love (1867)
"Her Breast is Fit for Pearls"
"Her sweet Weight on my Heart a Night"
"Ourselves were wed one summer--dear--"
"Precious to Me--She still shall be--"
"The Stars are old, that stood for me--"
"Frigid and sweet Her parting Face--"
"To see her is a Picture--" (1851-86)
Translation of Martial's Epigram VII.67 ("Abhorrent of All Natural Joys") from The Index Expurgatorius of Martial, Literally Translated (1868)
from Desperate Remedies (1871)
"Since I Died" (1873)
"Felipa" (1876)
from Nana (1880)
"Paul's Mistress" (1881)
From My Secret Life (1882-1894)
"Sinfonia Eroica (To Sylvia)"
"To Lallie"
"At a Dinner Party"
from Lila and Colette (1885)
from The Bostonians (1886)
"Erinna, Thou Art Ever Fair"
"Atthis, My Darling"
"Maids, Not to You"
"Power in Silence"
"My Lady Has a Lovely Rite" (1889)
from The Songs of Bilitis (1894)
from A Madman's Manifesto (1895)
"Before Dark" (1896)
from Cities of the Plain (1921)
"Tommy, the Unsentimental" (1896)
"The Lesbian Hell" (1898)
The Twentieth Century
"Beneath the Surface"
"The Unfading"
"Vagabonds" (1900)
"Couplets" (1900)
"Sappho Lives Again"
"Words to my Friend" (1901)
"Kashmiri Song"
"From Behind the Lattice" (1901-1905)
"Brown Girl" (1901)
from Pandora's Box (1903)
"If You Come" (1904)
"Leves Amores" (1907)
"Friendship" (1919)
"The Spirit of Thy Singing"
"Oh! That Thy Lips Were a Goblet of Crystal" (1910)
"Miss Ogilvy Finds Herself" (1926)
"Hora Stellatrix"
"In a Garden"
"The Weather-Cock Points South" (1912-1919)
"The Amazon on the Fountain" (1914)
"Are You Happy?"
"Beneath My Plush Wool Plaid's Caresses"
"Tonight, Between Seven and Eight"
"How Can I Not Remember" from "The Girlfriend Poems" (1914-15)
Letter to the Amazon (1934-36)
"In Words, in Their Cold Interlacing"
"At Times Our Premonitions"
"Blindly Staring Eyes"
"You Sleep, My Companion-Lover"
"You Came In"
"I, Like a Blind Woman" (1916-32)
from Lifting Belly (1915)
"Miss Furr and Miss Skeene" (1922)
"As a Wife Has a Cow: A Love Story" from A Book Concluding with As a Wife Has a Cow: A Love Story (1926)
from The Rainbow (1915)
"A Quoi Bon Dire"
"On the Road to the Sea"
"The Road to Kerity"
"My Heart Is Lame" (1916)
from Regiment of Women (1917)
"The Fire" (1917)
from Despised and Rejected (1918)
"I Can't Feel the Sunshine"
"You Want a Lily" (1918)
Letters to Vita Sackville-West (1918-19)
from My Blue Notebooks (1919-41)
From an unpublished memoir (1920)
"Self-Epitaph, Composed by an Honest Sensualist"
"She Brought with Careless Hand"
"Tess" (1927-1934)
"A Dream of Sappho"
"Death Shall Not Ease Me of You"
"Mea Culpa"
"But If You Come to Me by Day" (1922)
from The Flower Beneath the Foot (1923)
"Fragment Thirty-Six" from Heliodora (1924)
from HERmione (1927)
from Mrs. Dalloway (1925)
from Orlando (1928)
from The Tortoise-Shell Cat (1925)
"The Pash" (1926)
from The Captive (1926)
from Dusty Answer (1927)
from Extraordinary Women (1928)
The Sink of Solitude (1928)
"Cassation" (1929)
"The Jungle" (1929)
"Prove It on Me Blues"
"B.D. Woman Blues"
"Has Anybody Seen My Corinne"
from Passing (1929)
from Strange Brother (1931)
from My Thirty Years' War (1930)
"Lesbian-Ape" from The Apes of God (1930)
from The Pure and the Impure (1932)
from Spangled Unicorn (1932)
"The Knife of the Times" (1932)
"Since the First Toss of Gale that Blew"
"Out of Your Left Eye"
"I Would Give You Alexander's Bucephalus"
"Loved with an L..."
"Drawing You, Heavy with Sleep" (1933)
"The Sea Change" (1933)
from Intimate Memories (1933)
"The Bathe"
"Two Hanged Women" (1934)
from Devoted Ladies (1934)
"Sappho or Suicide" (1936)
from Of Lena Geyer (1936)
"Breeze Anstey" (1937)
from Diana: A Strange Autobiography (1939)
"It Is Marvelous to Wake Up Together" (c. 1942)
from Two Serious Ladies (1943)
"Going to Massachusetts" (1966)
from The Friendly Young Ladies (1944)
from For Sylvia (1949)
from Olivia (1949)
"Women Are Like Geography" (1949)
from The Price of Salt (1952)
from La Batarde (1964)
"Chagrin in Three Parts" (1967)
"Zeitl and Rickel" (1968)
"Memory Is All: Alice B. Toklas" (1975)
Copyright Acknowledgments
Index of Selected Names, Titles, and Topics