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

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

Katherine V. Forrest Tereska Torrès Dorcas Knight Kay Martin Fay Adams Brigid Brophy March Hastings Shirley Verel / Feb 26, 2020
Lesbian Pulp Fiction The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels 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
  • Title: Lesbian Pulp Fiction: The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels, 1950-1965
  • Author: Katherine V. Forrest Tereska Torrès Dorcas Knight Kay Martin Fay Adams Brigid Brophy March Hastings Shirley Verel
  • ISBN: 9781573442107
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 boughtLong 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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      • Katherine V. Forrest Tereska Torrès Dorcas Knight Kay Martin Fay Adams Brigid Brophy March Hastings Shirley Verel

        Katherine V Forrest is the groundbreaking author of Curious Wine, the Kate Delafield mystery series and the Daughters science fiction series She s also known as a prolific editor with anthology and non fiction credits in her own name as well as the editor of hundreds of novels Dozens of lesbian writers count her among their mentors Selected as the 2009 recipient of the Publishing Triangle s Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement award, winner of four Lambda Literary Awards and the GCLS 2009 Trailblazer Award, she is widely credited as a founding mother of lesbian fiction writing Katherine lives with her partner Jo in the Southern California desert In addition to writing and editing, Katherine is also the Supervising Editor of Spinsters Ink.

    509 Comments

    1. Z g ry zaznaczam, e ocena nie odnosi si do jako ci opowiada w antologii, bo te s specyficzne Tym, co mnie zainteresowa o w opracowaniu Forrest by wst p i sam dob r tekst w Wst p jest wietny, porusza wiele zagadnie zwi zanych z funkcjonowaniem lesbijskiej fikcji w latach 50 jest pe en ciekawostek i generalnie uwielbiam w nim ka dy akapit Bawi i uczy D Tym, co mnie urzeka w pulpowych powie ciach lesbijskich by a ich masowo Wszechobecno W ka dym kiosku i w ka dej drogerii Jasne, by y sprzedawane ja [...]


    2. Given how disappointed I was with the ending of The Strange Women, I was invested in reading pulp lesbian fiction only if I could skip the ending This book of excerpts offers the perfect solution.Tereska Torres Women s Barracks Vin Packer Spring Fire Anne Herbert Summer Camp Sloane Britain These Curious Pleasures Joan Ellis The Third Street Randy Salem Chris Artemis Smith The Third Sex Valerie Taylor The Girls in 3 B Valerie Taylor Return to Lesbos Miriam Gardner The Strange Women Dorcas Knight [...]


    3. Very exciting, but just don t do it It s a book full of excerpts that offer no conclusions or resolve I thought this was a compilation of unabridged novels, a la Richard Brautigan The individual titles are hard to find, but worth the trouble if you don t like random chapters from 20 different books.


    4. Soozee recently gave me this book for my birthday good so far I really enjoyed the introduction I usually despise and always skip over them that detailed the history of some of the authors For exampleM.E Kerr anyone A pretty famous young adult author who wrote mystery, crime and lesbian pulp under the name Vin Packer Interesting.


    5. Lesbian Pulp Fiction The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels, 1950 to 1965, edited by Katherine V Forrest, Narrated by Madison Vaughn, Produced by Audible Inc downloaded from audible.The Publisher s note explains this title as well as I can.Long before the rise of the modern gay movement, an unnoticed literary revolution was occurring between the covers of the cheaply produced lesbian pulppaperbacks of the post World War II era In 1950, publisher Fawcett Books founded its Gold Me [...]


    6. Despite the lurid cover, this is a collection of romantic stories about lesbian love in a time when lesbianism was considered a perversion It details how a lesbian couple had to walk a half block away from each other to avert suspicion, how sometimes a lesbian would be humiliated by approaching another woman she guessed to be lesbian, only to be told she was straight and rebuffed harshly The stories are mainly well written excerpts of pulp novels from 1950 1965, which was, perhaps curiously, fou [...]


    7. Lesbian pulp fiction intrigues me There s somethingdifferentabout these books from the fifties and sixties Some of them are poorly written, and many of them have unrealistic parts to them, but still, the books are important to our queer history and culture They re like mini time capsules, and every time I finish reading one, I find myself thankful that I live in the present Katherine V Forrest s introduction is worth the price of the book alone, in my opinion I am queer in a rural area, but I ha [...]


    8. This is an interesting book I enjoyed it a lot even though I m not really the target audience The editor describes finding one of these novels in 1957 as as necessary to me as air Since that doesn t apply to me I found it to be of an interesting collection of curios For being pulp paperbacks from the 50 s and early 60 s I was surprised at how good most of the writing is and it s nowhere near as lurid as the cover might suggest Forrest s careful selection runs the gamut, although most books at t [...]


    9. the most interesting part in this anthology of early lesbian paperbacks is that the editor includes text from the original paperbacks front and back copy about the depraved women inside and how reading this story will teach everyone about the condition of lesbianism and help us to learn to better combat it basically, as the editor points out, the hateful the cover copy, the juicier the lesbian relations insidert of as a social picture of the space lesbians were relegated to at this time is very [...]


    10. Dopo i primi 4 5 racconti ho abbandonato Prendo atto del genere e dei tempi in cui si sviluppato Forse un racconto per volta pu anche essere sopportabile ma tutti in fila no Troppo simili, troppo pulp Forse negli anni 50 e 60 solo trovare accennata l esistenza di lesbiche in narrativa era una grande conquista ma questi romanzetti tra l harmony ed il fotoromanzo sono decisamente tyristi C poco spessore anche se spesso riflettono il sentire del tempo e quindi la sofferenza nello scoprirsi diverse [...]


    11. What a great overview I read Odd Girl Out in its entirety a few years ago and was pretty disappointed not much of what I d hoped for from a pulp good setting feel for the time period and lots of sex it is really pretty formulaic So this overview was a nice surprise.Some of the selections in this book are pretty bad,but most are not They re often interesting explorations of women coming to terms with their sexuality in mid 20th century America and some have a really fantastic sense of place and t [...]


    12. This anthology lesbian paperback fiction from 1950 1965 is worth reading both for its historical value and, often, for the writing itself I came out in the 80s, so I missed all this, and it was quite fascinating to become acquainted with such famous characters as Beebo Brinker I was mesmerized Prevailing social beliefs are revealed and you can see how they change in the fifteen years that are represented but the characters themselves are motivated by love and desire Even when they are terribly w [...]


    13. A survey of lesbian pulp told in excerpts, a few of which I d read in their entirety The Girls in 3B and the Beebo Brinker series Five stars for the superb forward by Katherine V Forrest Despite the moral policing in their endings thankfully not included here , they re an interesting glimpse into gay life in the 50s and 60s.


    14. One of the primary reason I wanted this book was because it had Lawrence Block s early writing among the stories Block began his writing career writing erotica and although this book published other now famous writers who used pen names to disguise their early work I was not able to identify them.


    15. I enjoyed this book, it truly points one into the direction of classic lesbian pulp fiction Although I have read most of the books that the excerpts were taken from, there were a few that I was pleased to have brought to my attention I am grateful for those brave authors who produced such works that at times would whisper to one, you are not alone.


    16. Ah nothing better than short story collections, where you can pick and choose Nothing better than pulp fiction This is a collection of excerpts from lesbian paperback novels, and it makes for amusing reading if nothing else A great insight into how lesbians were seen or dealt with in fiction back in the 50s I don t want this life for you I m wicked


    17. How delightful to find this on the public library shelves So far I am riveted by Forrest s excellent historical critical essay, and haven t even gotten to the fiction yet.




    18. This was extraordinarily interesting for me It was like a window into a world I never imagined So glad I wasn t born earlier


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