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The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction

by Naomi Holoch (Editor), Joan Nestle (Editor)

Other authors: Etel Adnan (Contributor), Mireille Best (Contributor), Anna Blaman (Contributor), Dionne Brand (Contributor), Gerd Brantenberg (Contributor)29 more, Nicole Brossard (Contributor), Emma Donoghue (Contributor), Mary Dorcey (Contributor), Maureen Duffy (Contributor), Karen-Susan Fessel (Contributor), Elena Georgiou (Contributor), Dale Gunthorp (Contributor), Jeanne D'Arc Jutras (Contributor), Violette Leduc (Contributor), Dacia Maraini (Contributor), Anchee Min (Contributor), Sylvia Molloy (Contributor), Shani Mootoo (Contributor), María Eugenia Alegría Nuñez (Contributor), Achy Obejas (Contributor), Cynthia Price (Contributor), Alifa Rifaat (Contributor), Rosamaría Roffiel (Contributor), Cristina Peri Rossi (Contributor), Gina Schien (Contributor), Makeda Silvera (Contributor), Gila Svirsky (Contributor), Yasmin V. Tambiah (Contributor), Ngahuia Te Awekotuku (Contributor), Suzana Tratnik (Contributor), Esther Tusquets (Contributor), Karen Williams (Contributor), Christa Winsloe (Contributor), Marguerite Yourcenar (Contributor)

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A groundbreaking volume from Lamda Award-winning editors Naomi Holoch and Joan Nestle, The Vintage Book of Internationalnbsp;nbsp;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.nbsp;nbsp;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.nbsp;nbsp;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.nbsp;nbsp;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… (more)
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Presents a range of literary voices - from twenty-seven countries spanning six continents - and offers glimpses of lesbian life in unfamilar places ... review
  lilac_library | Nov 8, 2016 |
there were a few really stellar pieces in here, by authors who can hardly be found elsewhere, which is great. i don't like reading excerpts from longer works and there was an awful lot of that here. maybe, though, these authors were too hard to find otherwise. because the editors did do a nice job of incorporating writing from many places in the world.

i didn't like the number of excerpts and i didn't like all of the writing, but this is an excellent look at international writing and translating, and has some work by authors that are hard to find elsewhere, so for that it's worth it. i still had a hard time getting through it and was hoping to like more of the selections than i did, though. ( )
  overlycriticalelisa | Jul 25, 2016 |
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Holoch, NaomiEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nestle, JoanEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Adnan, EtelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Best, MireilleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blaman, AnnaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brand, DionneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brantenberg, GerdContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Donoghue, EmmaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Gunthorp, DaleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jutras, Jeanne D'ArcContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leduc, VioletteContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Min, AncheeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Nuñez, María Eugenia AlegríaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Tambiah, Yasmin V.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Te Awekotuku, NgahuiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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A groundbreaking volume from Lamda Award-winning editors Naomi Holoch and Joan Nestle, The Vintage Book of Internationalnbsp;nbsp;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.nbsp;nbsp;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.nbsp;nbsp;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.nbsp;nbsp;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

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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.
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