A Fragile Union: New and Selected Writings - New and Selected Writings - Joan Nestle (1998)
ISBN 9781573440400
Genre LGBT Studies, General Works
Subject Authors, American - Biography; Cancer - Patients; Women teachers - Biography; Lesbians - Biography; Autobiographical fiction, American; Lesbians - Fiction
Publisher Cleis Press
Publication Date 10/19/1998
Format Paperback (204 x 152 mm)
Language eng
A FRAGILE UNION is Joan Nestle's collection of intimate essays and narratives about lesbian sexuality, butch-femme relationships, sex writing, the importance of preserving gay and lesbian history, the love that is possible between lesbians and gay men, and the "often-shaky camaraderie among lesbians that as community continues to flex its diversity."

Readers of A REDISTRICTED COUNTRY and other Nestle writings are familiar with the Nestles themes of unity and difference. In A Fragile Union, Nestle delves still deeper. Living with cancer, Nestle now explores other "fragile unions": the fragility of her sexual desire in the face of her illness, the fragility of memory in the face of enormous loss, and always in the face of fear, her hope, her love for her people - women, lesbians and gays, working class, Jews, and all who struggle against injustice.

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Collection Status In Collection
Index 429
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LoC Classification PS3564.E822F73 1998
Dewey 818/.5409
Edition 1st ed.
Cover Price $14.95
No. of Pages 230