Tag Archives: Literature

Sappho

Sappho

Life Span: Born sometime between 630 BC and 612 BC, Eressos, Lesbos Star Sign: Unknown Famous As: Ancient Greek poet and legendary lesbian Background: Her birthplace, the mediterranean island of Lesbos, has since given its name to homosexual women, as she herself has become synonymous with female love and sexuality. She was the daughter of Scamander and Cleïs, was married, …

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Virginia Woolf

Lesbian Books

Lesbian literature includes works by lesbian authors, as well as lesbian-themed works by heterosexual authors. Even works by lesbian writers that do not deal with lesbian themes are still often considered lesbian literature. The first novel in the English language recognised as having a lesbian theme is Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness (1928), which a British court found obscene …

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Popular Contemporary Lesbian & Bisexual Poets

Popular Contemporary Lesbian & Bisexual Poets

This page offers an biographies and references for a selection of notable lesbian and bisexual women poets publishing today. Paula Gunn Allen – 1939 – 2008 Paula, a novelist and poet, was born to Laguna-Sioux-Lebanese parents in New Mexico. She is an activist for Native American and women’s rights, and her political concerns transmit strongly through her poetry. Her work …

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Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville West

It was over dinner with a mutual acquaintance in December 1922 that Vita met Virginia Woolf and the affair of nineteen years started. Vita Known as an Aristocratic Woman Vita may have been better known in English society as the aristocratic writer and gardener, but Virginia was the superior writer. Virginia was published through her husband’s publishing firm, Hogarth and …

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Lesbian Literature: Sub-Saharan Africa

Many Sub-Sahara African novels/ebooks depict homosexuality negatively and as a product of the West. There are some incredible pro-gay novels. An example is No Past, No Present, No Future (1973) by Yulisa Amadu Maddy. This novel follows the lives of three African men who migrate to Europe. One of the characters, Joe Bengoh, is homosexual and the novel not only …

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