EBOOK NEW (Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series) ✓ Diana Frederics


  • Paperback
  • 282
  • Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series
  • Diana Frederics
  • English
  • 05 March 2019
  • 9780814726358

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Summary Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series Free read ´ Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Te This is the autobiography of a woman who tried to be normal In the book Diana is presented as the unexceptional daughter of an unexceptional plutocratic family During adolescence she finds herself drawn with mysterious intensity to a girl friend The narrative follows Diana's progress through college; a trial marriage that proves she is incapable of heterosexuality; intellectual and sexual education in Europe; and a series of lesbian relationships culminating in a final tormented triangul. Like most people who ve ever heard of this book I first learned of it on the PBS TV show The History Detectives where an original edition of it was featured on an episode I m a big HD fan this was an excellent episode in the course of trying to discover the true author of Diana Tufuku exasperatedly explains to viewers that gays and lesbians experienced uncalled for amounts of discrimination in mid 20th century America Discrimination I was curious about this 1939 book that somehow avoided offing its lesbian lead character in tragic murder or suicide as many books in this genre would do for decades to come Possibly thanks to the HD exposure a new edition of Diana was released recently When a good friend and fellow HD fan gave me a copy for Christmas I was excited but also a little hesitant just because a book is historically interesting doesn t mean it is well written But as a novel it turned out not to be half bad And it is worlds ahead of its time in showing a self aware lesbian hero in a positive light

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Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series

Summary Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series Free read ´ Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook This is the unusual and compelling story of Diana a tantalizingly beautiful woman who sought love in the strange by paths of Lesbos Fearless and outspoken it dares to reveal that hidden world where perfumed caresses and half whispered endearments constitute the forbidden fruits in a Garden of Eden where men are never accepted This is how Diana A Strange Autobiography was described when it was published in paperback in 1952 The original 1939 hardcover edition carried with it a Publisher's No. A novel in desperate need of further exploration and consideration both by myself and others Written by Diana Frederics a pseudonym but that s a whole separate utterly fascinating story in and of itself and published in 1939 by the Citadel Press just a glance through the chapter names listed in the table of contents announces its disarmingly forthright approach towards its so called strange content Am I A Lesbian I Am A Lesbian Leslie and I Become Lovers etc Throughout The Well of Loneliness Radclyffe Hall embroiders her representation of lesbian desires and lives with and ultimately deadening metaphors and other explicit literary devices Diana resolutely opts for the opposite tack Consider With this acknowledgment of my homosexuality I discovered myself now I had something to go on It was like being born all over again and the relief I felt astonished me I had so to speak nothing left to be worried about My fears were all confirmed I was determined to respect myself for what I was lesbianism be damned Well yes not exactly a final pronouncement that jibes easily within our contemporary rhetoric of relentless pro ueer self affirmation but I will attest that after reading so many books from this period and let s be frank from all eras where this same realization is accompanied by utter despair followed by a uick inevitably sad downward spiral the clear eyed no nonsense attitude displayed by Diana s eponymous subject had nothing less than a lightening effect on me With a rather spare declarative style it doesn t take that long for Diana to pragmatically grasp evaluate the facts of her life and then set forth to make the best of things And while there are inevitable complications along the way she does manage to do pretty darn well for herself and the fact that the concluding chapter of the novel is titled Fulfillment says uite lot If this perspective came as a bit of a happy shock for me in 2014 I can only imagine its effect on a similarly sympathetic reader in 1939 The few scholarly considerations I ve been able to find regarding Diana most particularly Julie Abraham s introduction to a 1995 reprinting by the NYU Press take a surprisingly critical stance toward the novel tending to focus on what the novel is not as opposed to the many things it is But for my part Diana was surely one of the great revelations of my reading yearOriginally written for a post about Reading ueerly in 2014 over at my blog ueer Modernisms

Summary Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series

Summary Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series Free read ´ Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ar struggle with two other women for the individual salvation to be found in a happy couple In her introduction Julie Abraham argues that Diana is not really an autobiography at all but a deliberate synthesis of different archetypes of this confessional genre echoing as it does than a half dozen novels Hitting all the high and low points of the lesbian novel the book Abraham illustrates offers a defense of lesbian relationships that was unprecedented in 1939 and radical for decades afterwar. if you can handle the content it s very interesting


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  1. says: Summary Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series Diana Frederics Ë 4 Read EBOOK NEW (Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series) ✓ Diana Frederics

    EBOOK NEW (Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series) ✓ Diana Frederics I came across Diana A Strange Autobiography because it was the oldest looking book on the gaylesbian shelf of Charlottesville's premier used bo

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    Summary Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series Diana Frederics Ë 4 Read EBOOK NEW (Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series) ✓ Diana Frederics A novel in desperate need of further exploration and consideration both by myself and others Written by Diana Frederics a pseudonym

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    EBOOK NEW (Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series) ✓ Diana Frederics I probably could have just read the chapter titles of this book and called it a day For exampleChapter I Meet Le

  4. says: EBOOK NEW (Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series) ✓ Diana Frederics

    EBOOK NEW (Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series) ✓ Diana Frederics Like most people who've ever heard of this book I first learned of it on the PBS TV show The History Detectives where an original edition of it was featured on an episode I'm a big HD fan this was an excellent episode; in the course of trying to discover the true author of Diana Tufuku exasperatedly explains to viewers that gays and lesbians experienced uncalled for amounts of discrimination in mid 20th century America

  5. says: EBOOK NEW (Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series) ✓ Diana Frederics

    EBOOK NEW (Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series) ✓ Diana Frederics It's really amazing how far society can advance in terms of acceptance and still has so far to go and how our understanding of the human psyche has evolved This was fascinating from an historic perspective as a time capsule on a certain time and when certain theories held sway It made me wonder how our own cultural production in 60 years wi

  6. says: EBOOK NEW (Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series) ✓ Diana Frederics

    EBOOK NEW (Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series) ✓ Diana Frederics Published in 1939 Diana A Strange Autobiography is both amazingly outdated and amazingly refreshing in its portrayal of one lesbian's life Full of passages that both calmed and frightened me the book never once released its hold The stuff that either saddened or shocked thankfully no longer is believed by most sensible people today ie insulting and downright false stereotypes about gay women What surprised me the most th

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    Summary Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series EBOOK NEW (Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series) ✓ Diana Frederics To be continued This was a fascinating novel Diana provided an entirely new facet to my understanding of the homosexual intellectual and emoti

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    EBOOK NEW (Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series) ✓ Diana Frederics if you can handle the content it's very interesting

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    Summary Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Diana Frederics Diana Frederics Ë 4 Read This book was interesting to readI reserved it from the library after seeing it on History Detectives on PBS It was pretty g

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    EBOOK NEW (Diana A Strange Autobiography The Cutting EdgeLesbian Life and Literature Series) ✓ Diana Frederics I have the 1939 edition

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