|提及的人：||Joan Nestle; Joan Nestle|
|獎賞：||Lambda Literary Award, 1998|
|描述：||206 p. ; 21 cm.|
|内容：||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.
"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 Nestle writings are familiar with the author's themes of unity and difference. In A Fragile Union, she delves still deeper. Living with cancer, facing death, 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 fear, her belief in the possibility of hope, her love for her people - women, lesbians and gays, the working class, Jews, and all who struggle against injustice."--Pub. desc.
- Nestle, Joan, -- 1940-
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
- Women teachers -- United States -- Biography.
- Lesbians -- United States -- Biography.
- Autobiographical fiction, American.
- Lesbians -- Fiction.
- Authors, American.
- Cancer -- Patients.
- Women teachers.
- United States.