Women on Women: An Anthology of American Lesbian Short Fiction (No. 1)

3.43 avg rating
( 49 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780452263888: Women on Women: An Anthology of American Lesbian Short Fiction (No. 1)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This groundbreaking collection brings together 28 stunning stories by literary talents never before assembled in a single volume. With contributions from both established and bright new voices in lesbian fiction, "Women on Women" ranges from the subtlety and restraint of Willa Cather's "Tommy, the Unsentimental" to Sapphire's daring and highly erotic "Eat" and Valerie Miner's suspenseful "Trespassing." Some of the stories are universal in theme - the joy and excitement of new romance, the ageless problems of family life, and the pain of lost love and of death. And many are written by or about members of racial, ethnic, and other minorities within the gay community. These are stories that offer stirring, eloquent, often passionate insights into the lesbian experience in a long-overdue collection that represents the best of lesbian short fiction from past to present.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

Nestle ( A Restricted Country ) and Holoch ( Offseason ) assemble 28 short stories and novel excerpts, some appearing in print for the first time here. Although uneven in scope and quality, these pieces feature a surprising range of lesbian women, from a Jewish grandmother to a 21-year-old self-described bulldyke. Several selections grapple with personal solutions to common problems, such as surviving the loss of a lover, addressed by both Teya Schaffer in "With Love, Lena" and Becky Birtha's "In the Life." In "When It Changed," a separatist fantasy from Joanna Russ, men reclaim a planet that women have quite contentedly inhabited alone for 600 years. Jess Wells's "Aqua" is a woman who, 16 years after her mother's suicide, still fights to come to terms with that death and her own life. In "A Letter to Harvey Milk" Leslea Newman draws parallels between the Holocaust and the assassination of Milk, a gay San Francisco politician. The open eroticism of a few stories and a conspicuous shortage of likable male characters may diminish the collection's mainstream appeal.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9789994289622: Women on Women

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  9994289624 ISBN 13:  9789994289622
Publisher: Plume, 1990
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Various
Published by Plume
ISBN 10: 0452263883 ISBN 13: 9780452263888
New MASS MARKET PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Monky Business: briansmonky
(Worcester, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Plume. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0452263883 Ask about discounted shipping available when multiple items are purchased at the same time. FAST, RELIABLE, GUARANTEED and happily SHIPPED WITHIN 1 BUSINESS DAY!. Seller Inventory # BX16-0235A

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 2.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Various
Published by Plume (1990)
ISBN 10: 0452263883 ISBN 13: 9780452263888
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Plume, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0452263883

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Various
Published by Plume (1990)
ISBN 10: 0452263883 ISBN 13: 9780452263888
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Plume, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110452263883

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds