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The persistent desire : a femme-butch reader

Author: Joan Nestle
Publisher: Boston : Alyson Publications, 1992.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Persistent desire.
Boston : Alyson Publications, 1992
(OCoLC)645850542
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Nestle
ISBN: 1555831907 9781555831905
OCLC Number: 25412061
Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 1992.
Description: 503, [9] pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The persistent--
To the Evening post / William Cullen Bryant --
Miss Ogilvy finds herself / Radclyffe Hall --
Femme voices from the literary world --
Mabel Hampton (1902-1989) --
The butch as drag artiste : Greenwich Village in the roaring forties / Lisa E. Davis --
Of Althea and Flaxie / Cheryl Clarke --
Sandy Kern --
My mother's daughter / Ira Jeffries --
"They was no one to mess with" : the construction of the butch role in the lesbian community of the 1940s and 1950s / Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy & Madeline Davis --
Butch to butch : a love song / Leslie Feinberg --
A letter / Judy Lederer --
From Jet, February 1954 --
Letter to a fifties femme from a stone butch / Leslie Feinberg --
When butches cry / Bonni Barringer --
An old dyke's tale : an interview with Doris Lunden / Elly Bulkin --
From the diary of Marge McDonald (1931-1986) --
From "Tar Beach" / Audre Lorde --
How the butch does it : 1959 / Merril Mushroom --
The femme question / Joan Nestle --
Cira and Yolanda : an interview / Ina Rimpau & Carolyn Gammon --
A letter from Australia / Marion Paull --
Excerpts from a crystal diary / Frankie Hucklenbroich --
Technicolor dykes / Judith Schwarz --
Jul Bruno --
Dear DOB sisters --
From The Gloria stories / Rocky Gámez --
The butch-femme question / Rita Laporte --
Excerpts from In the shadows of love / Chea Villanueva --
Dancing with Dennie / Myrna Elana --
Loving blue / Sky Vanderlinde --
Lullabye for a butch / Melinda Goodman --
From a letter from Mexico, 1981 --
Butch on the streets, 1981 / Donna Allegra --
What we're rollin' around in bed with : sexual silences in feminism : a conversation toward ending them / Amber Hollibaugh & Cherríe Moraga --
The femme tapes / Madeline Davis, Amber Hollibaugh, & Joan Nestle --
Roles? I don't know anyone who's "playing" : a letter to my femme sisters ; Epilogue, nine years later / Madeline Davis --
Butches, lies, and feminism / Jeanne Cordova --
Another letter / Judy Lederer --
A letter from the Philippines / Marivic R. Desquitado --
Re-collecting history, renaming lives : femme stigma and the feminist seventies and eighties / Lyndall MacCowan. 2. Desire. Old femme / Madeline Davis --
Der Rosenkavalier / Pam A. Parker --
When she wears a tie for me ; Dear Billie / Christine Cassidy --
Cleo's gone / Gwendolyn Bikis --
Photograph / Myrna Elana --
Billie / Laurie Hoskin --
My woman poppa / Joan Nestle --
Dress shirt ; Roll me over and make me a rose / Scarlet Woman --
Sweet suit suite / Audrey Grifel --
Redheads / Sally Bellerose --
To dance a w(h)ile / Sima Rabinowitz --
Femme-inism / Paula Austin --
The long view / Pam A. Parker --
The butch-femme balance / Renay Sanders --
Bridge poem / Sonja Franeta --
Femme-dyke / Arlene Istar --
I, in the bow of the ferry / Kate Berne Miller --
Who says we don't talk about sex? / Kitty Tsui --
Reclaiming femme--again / Mary Frances Platt --
Lullaby / Sima Rabinowitz --
Walt Whitman : a model femme / Christine Cassidy --
Butchy femme / Mykel Johnson --
A bright daylight anthem / Sandia --
Jacky and the femme ; Stone butch / Lee Lynch --
Her thighs / Dorothy Allison --
Sex, lies, and penetration : a butch finally 'fesses up / Jan Brown --
The femme poem ; I love butches ; Gender fuck gender / Pat Califia --
The dance of masks / Barbara Smith --
All dressed up, but no place to go? Style wars and the new lesbianism / Arlene Stein --
Define "community" : this is a test / Myrna Elana --
An academic affair : the politics of butch-femme pleasures / Joan Parkin & Amanda Prosser --
Playing roles / Barbara Ruth --
A celebration of butch-femme identities in the lesbian community --
Flamingoes and bears : a parable / Jewelle L. Gomez --
Of catamites and kings : reflections on butch, gender, and boundaries / Gayle Rubin --
Diagnostic tests / Pat Califia --
Our gift of touch / Joan Nestle.
Responsibility: edited by Joan Nestle.

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