Lesbian Pulp Fiction

Lesbian Pulp Fiction

The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels, 1950-1965

Book - 2005
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Long before the rise of the modern gay movement, an unnoticed literary revolution was occurring between the covers of the cheap pulp paperbacks of the post-WW2 era. These were the books that small-town lesbians and prurient men bought by the millions. For women leading straight lives, here was confirmation that they were not alone and that darkly glamorous |gay| places like Greenwich Village existed. In the overheated prose typical of the genre, this collection documents the emergence of a lesbian subculture in post-war America.
Publisher: San Francisco : Cleis Press, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781573442107
Call Number: 813.5409 L563
Characteristics: xix, 415 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Forrest, Katherine V. 1939-

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Author of numerous lesbian mysteries, science fiction, and noted love stories, Katherine V. Forrest here turns to editing this book that documents the coming out of a generation of women, spurred on by the publication of steamy lesbian pulps.

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