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Writing Lesbian Difference

Helena Michie

in Sororophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073874
eISBN:
9780199855223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073874.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The chapter discusses sororophobia and sisterhood in relation to lesbian communities. The chapter opens with a discussion on Rita Mae Brown's Rubyfruit Jungle, which is credited as the first ... More


Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins

Artemis Leontis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691171722
eISBN:
9780691187907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171722.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This is the first biography to tell the fascinating story of Eva Palmer Sikelianos (1874–1952), an American actor, director, composer, and weaver best known for reviving the Delphic Festivals. Yet, ... More


Sarah Pierce (1767–1852)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0048
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Sarah Pierce composed “Verses, Written in the Winter of 1792, & Addressed to Abigail Smith,” one of the first lesbian poems in American literature. The poem was dedicated to her close friend Abigail ... More


The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather & Edith Lewis

Melissa J. Homestead

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190652876
eISBN:
9780190652906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652876.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Women's Literature

This book tells for the first time the story of the central relationship of novelist Willa Cather’s life, her nearly forty-year partnership with Edith Lewis. Cather has been described as a ... More


Introduction

Melissa J. Homestead

in The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather & Edith Lewis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190652876
eISBN:
9780190652906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652876.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Women's Literature

Using Cather and Lewis’s shared gravesite in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, as a touchstone, the introduction describes how biographers have approached the question of Willa Cather’s sexuality, how critics ... More


“Edith and I Hope to Get Away to Grand Manan”: Work, Play, and Community at Whale Cove

Melissa J. Homestead

in The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather & Edith Lewis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190652876
eISBN:
9780190652906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652876.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter reconstructs Cather and Lewis’s two decades of vacationing as part of an all-woman resort community of Whale Cove on Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy. There, Cather and Lewis ... More


Epilogue: The Edith Lewis Ghost

Melissa J. Homestead

in The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather & Edith Lewis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190652876
eISBN:
9780190652906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652876.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Women's Literature

This epilogue turns back to the years immediately following Cather’s death to reveal how Edith Lewis was transformed from Cather’s domestic partner and trusted literary collaborator into a ridiculous ... More


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