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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. We follow an Irish woman as she travels through time in search of a wronged m 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 Woodshed Makeda Sivera, Jamaica Caribbean Chameleon Mireille Best, France Stéphanie's Book Christina Peri Rossi, Uruguay Final Judgement and Singing in the Desert Shani Mootoo, India-Trinidad-CanadaLemon Scent Marguerite Yourcenar, BelgiumSappho or Suicide Emma Donoghue, IrelandLooking for Petronilla Sylvia Molloy, Argentinafrom Certificate of Absence Dale Gunthorp, South Africa Gypsophila Karen Williams, South Africa The Came at Dawn Cynthia Price, South Africa Lesbian Bedrooms Alifa Rifaat, EgyptMy World of the Unknown Yasmin 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 Breasts Violette Leduc, France from L'Aphyxie Anchee Min, Chinafrom Red Azalea Gerd Brantenberg, Norway from Four Winds Esther Tusquets, Spain from The Same Sea as Every Summer Karen-Susan Fessel, Germany Lost Faces Mar$#237;a Eugenia Alegría Nuñez, Cuba The Girl Typist Who Worked for a Provincial Ministry of Culture Ngahuia Te Awekatuku, Aotearoa/New Zealand Paretipua, Old Man Tuna, andWatching the Big Girls Dacia Maraini, Italy from Letters to Marina Rosamaría Roffiel, Mexico Forever Lasts Only a Full Moon Anna Blaman, Hollandfrom Lonely Adventure Christa Winsloe, Germany from The Child Manuela Achy Obejas, Cuba Waters Nicole Brossard, Canadafrom Mauve Desert Gila Svirsky, Israel Meeting Natalia Maureen Duffy, Englandfrom The Microcosm Jeanne D'Arc Jutras, Canada from Georgie Suzana Tratni, Slovenia Under the Ironwood Trees Elena Georgiou, CyprusAphrodite's Vision Etel Adnan, Lebanon from In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country Gina Schein, Australia Minnie 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. We follow an Irish woman as she travels through time in search of a wronged m 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 Woodshed Makeda Sivera, Jamaica Caribbean Chameleon Mireille Best, France Stéphanie's Book Christina Peri Rossi, Uruguay Final Judgement and Singing in the Desert Shani Mootoo, India-Trinidad-CanadaLemon Scent Marguerite Yourcenar, BelgiumSappho or Suicide Emma Donoghue, IrelandLooking for Petronilla Sylvia Molloy, Argentinafrom Certificate of Absence Dale Gunthorp, South Africa Gypsophila Karen Williams, South Africa The Came at Dawn Cynthia Price, South Africa Lesbian Bedrooms Alifa Rifaat, EgyptMy World of the Unknown Yasmin 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 Breasts Violette Leduc, France from L'Aphyxie Anchee Min, Chinafrom Red Azalea Gerd Brantenberg, Norway from Four Winds Esther Tusquets, Spain from The Same Sea as Every Summer Karen-Susan Fessel, Germany Lost Faces Mar$#237;a Eugenia Alegría Nuñez, Cuba The Girl Typist Who Worked for a Provincial Ministry of Culture Ngahuia Te Awekatuku, Aotearoa/New Zealand Paretipua, Old Man Tuna, andWatching the Big Girls Dacia Maraini, Italy from Letters to Marina Rosamaría Roffiel, Mexico Forever Lasts Only a Full Moon Anna Blaman, Hollandfrom Lonely Adventure Christa Winsloe, Germany from The Child Manuela Achy Obejas, Cuba Waters Nicole Brossard, Canadafrom Mauve Desert Gila Svirsky, Israel Meeting Natalia Maureen Duffy, Englandfrom The Microcosm Jeanne D'Arc Jutras, Canada from Georgie Suzana Tratni, Slovenia Under the Ironwood Trees Elena Georgiou, CyprusAphrodite's Vision Etel Adnan, Lebanon from In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country Gina Schein, Australia Minnie Gets Married

30 review for The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction

  1. 5 out of 5

    Abigail

    I really enjoyed this collection! There are a lot of really interesting and really great short stories in here, and there's such a wide scope of stories, themes, and perspectives. I really enjoyed this collection! There are a lot of really interesting and really great short stories in here, and there's such a wide scope of stories, themes, and perspectives.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Angell Johnson

    This was a beautifully written book by various authors from all over the globe. I loved the different writing styles and voices, and the stories are short and sweet. The works are pretty ancient, which is another plus in my book. The vocabulary and word variety is amazing as well

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Some of the stories were interesting, but most were .... eh.

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