Lesbian Travels: A Literary Companion - Bledsoe (ed), Lucy Jane (1998)
ISBN 9781883513078
Genre Travel, Directories, Gay Yellow Pages
Subject American prose literature; American prose literature - Women authors; apos; Lesbians - Literary collections; Lesbians& Voyages and travels - Literary collections; writings, American
Publisher Whereabouts Press,U.S.
Publication Date 11/11/1998
Format Paperback (224 x 140 mm)
Language English
Plot
Lesbian writers reveal stories of their travels in these twenty literary pieces set around the world. West Africa, Kathmandu, Russia, Israel, Chile, and many other fascinating destinations form the backdrop to a rich variety of women's true adventures. Whether dealing with partnership, self-discovery, foreign political issues, or love and sex, these stories capture some illuminating facet of what it means to travel as a lesbian woman.Audre Lorde experiences a wakening in Mexico where she finds a women's community and a love affair. "It was in Mexico that I stopped feeling invisible. In the streets, in the buses, in the markets, in the Plaza, in the particular attention within Eudora's eyes." In "Beds" Judith Barrington humorously handles the Question in hotels in France with her partner: a room with two single beds or a double? Susan Fox Rogers explores how travel can open up the traveler as she voyages to Alaska with her father and converses in ways not possible at home.Regardless of their destination, lesbian travelers can find in this volume the perfect traveling companion.Table of ContentsLucy Jane Bledsoe "Preface"Rebecca Brown "Foreword"Europe Barbara Wilson "Invisible"Alaska Susan Fox Rogers "Traveling with Desire and Family"Mexico Sarah Van Arsdale "Mexico"Greece Becky Shine "What I Will Never Be"Russia Sonja Franeta "Amazon Sisters on the Trans-Siberian Railroad"Kathmandu Gerry Gomez Pearlberg "Driving for the Fast and Faithful"Japan Marianne Dresser "A Queer Night in Tokyo"Mexico Audre Lorde "Zami"France Carole Maso "The American Woman in a Chinese Hat"Paraguay Sarah Grossman "Adios Paraguay"America Terri de la Pena "Beyond El Camino Real"France/Spain Judith Barrington "Beds"Guine Donna Allegra "Dancing Home a Stranger"Grenada Margaret Erhart "Marriage"America Linda Smuckler "Untitled"Egypt Evelyn White "Body and Soul"Gaza Sarah Jacobus "Some New Ideas"Mexico Nisa Donnelly "Dear Diary: We Should've Stayed Home"Chile Marianna Romo-Carmona "On Writing and Going South"
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 1201
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Library of Congress
Product Details
LoC Classification PS648.L47 .L465 1998
Dewey 810.80355
Cover Price $14.95
No. of Pages 256