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A fragile union : new & selected writings

Author: Joan Nestle
Publisher: San Francisco : Cleis Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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 the history of pre-Stonewall gays and lesbians, the love that is possible between lesbians and gay men, and the often shaky camaraderie among lesbians as that community continues to flex its diversity. Readers of A Restricted Country and other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Fiction
Named Person: Joan Nestle; Joan Nestle
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Nestle
ISBN: 157344040X 9781573440400
OCLC Number: 39812366
Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 1998
Description: 206 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Letter to my community: a sturdy yes of a people --
"I lift my eyes to the hill": the life of Mabel Hampton as told by a white woman --
A fragile union --
The will to remember: my journey with the lesbian herstory archives --
Regina at the races --
The politics of thinking --
Narratives of liberation: pluralities of hope --
On rereading "Esther's story" --
Lesbian sex and surveillance --
My fem quest --
John Preston and myself --
Our gift of touch --
A fem's diary --
My woman poppa --
Woman of muscle, woman of bone --
The uses of strength --
A feeling comes --
The ridge runners --
My cancer travels --
The price of memory.
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Nestle explores the politics of identity and desire in these essays drawn from the fragile unions of family, community and love. From the fragility of sexual desire in the face of illness, to the  Read more...

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