+612 9045 4394
Vintage Book Of International Lesbian Fiction - Naomi Holoch

Vintage Book Of International Lesbian Fiction

Paperback Published: 1st June 1999
ISBN: 9780679759522
Number Of Pages: 368

Share This Book:


Ships in 5 to 9 business days

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.

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. 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. 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. 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, "Jamaica"Caribbean ChameleonMireille Best, "France"Stephanie's BookChristina Peri Rossi, "Uruguay"Final Judgement "and" Singing in the DesertShani Mootoo, "India-Trinidad-Canada"Lemon ScentMarguerite Yourcenar, "Belgium"Sappho or SuicideEmma Donoghue, "Ireland"Looking for PetronillaSylvia Molloy, "Argentinafrom" Certificate of AbsenceDale Gunthorp, "South Africa"GypsophilaKaren Williams, "South Africa"The Came at DawnCynthia Price, "South Africa"Lesbian BedroomsAlifa Rifaat, "Egypt"My World of the UnknownYasmin V. Tambiah, "Sri Lanka"The Civil War, Sandalwood, Transl(iter)ation I, "and" Transl(iter)ation II (for Aruna and Giti)Dionne Brand, "Trinidad"Madame Alaird's BreastsViolette Leduc, "Francefrom" L'AphyxieAnchee Min, "Chinafrom"Red AzaleaGerd Brantenberg, "Norwayfrom" Four WindsEsther Tusquets, "Spainfrom" The Same Sea as Every SummerKaren-Susan Fessel, "Germany"Lost FacesMar$#237;a Eugenia Alegria Nunez, "Cuba"The Girl Typist Who Worked for a Provincial Ministry of CultureNgahuia Te Awekatuku, "Aotearoa/New Zealand"Paretipua, Old Man Tuna, "and"Watching the Big GirlsDacia Maraini, "Italyfrom"Letters to MarinaRosamaria Roffiel, "Mexico"Forever Lasts Only a Full MoonAnna Blaman, "Hollandfrom" Lonely AdventureChrista Winsloe, "Germanyfrom" The Child ManuelaAchy Obejas, "Cuba"WatersNicole Brossard, "Canadafrom"Mauve DesertGila Svirsky, "Israel"Meeting NataliaMaureen Duffy, "Englandfrom"The MicrocosmJeanne D'Arc Jutras, "Canadafrom" GeorgieSuzana Tratnik, "Slovenia"Under the Ironwood TreesElena Georgiou, "Cyprus"Aphrodite's VisionEtel Adnan, "Lebanonfrom" In the Heart of the Heart of Another CountryGina Schein, "Australia"Minnie Gets Married

Ireland from A Noise from the Woodshed
Jamaica Caribbean Chameleon
France St├ęphanie's Book
Uruguay Final Judgementand Singing in the Desert
India-Trinidad-Canada Lemon Scent
Belgium Sappho or Suicide
Ireland Looking for Petronilla
Argentina from Certificate of Absence
South Africa Gypsophila
South Africa The Came at Dawn
South Africa Lesbian Bedrooms
Egypt My World of the Unknown
Sri Lanka The Civil War, Sandalwood, Transl(iter)ation I,and Transl(iter)ation II (for Aruna and Giti)
Dionne Brand,Trinidad Madame Alaird's Breasts
France from L'Aphyxie
China from Red Azalea
Norway from Four Winds
Spain from the Same Sea as Every Summer
Germany Lost Faces
The Girl Typist Who Worked for a Provincial Ministry of Culture
Aotearoa/New Zealand Paretipua, Old Man Tuna,and Watching the Big Girls
Italy from Letters to Marina
Mexico Forever Lasts Only a Full Moon
Holland from Lonely Adventure
Germany from The Child Manuela
Cuba Waters
Canada from Mauve Desert
Israel Meeting Natalia
England from The Microcosm
Canada from Georgie
Slovenia Under the Ironwood Trees
Cyprus Aphrodite's Vision
Lebanon from In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country
Australia Minnie Gets Married
Suggested Additional
Reading Acknowledgements
Permissions Acknowledgements
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780679759522
ISBN-10: 0679759522
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.3  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1