Chapter 20. Lesbian Fiction 1900–1950

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. Heather Love Assistant Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch20

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Love, H. (2009) Lesbian Fiction 1900–1950, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch20

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206873

Online ISBN: 9781444310726

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Keywords:

  • lesbian fiction;
  • invention of homosexuality, sexual and gender outsiders;
  • intimate friendships between women;
  • common form of - Boston marriage;
  • lyrics of Sappho;
  • renaissance friendship;
  • decadent and aestheticist writing - on cruel antics of les femmes damnées;
  • social and artistic transformations and greater acceptance of non normative gender and sexual expression

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading