I am a Woman

I am a Woman : Ann Bannon

By (author) Ann Bannon

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Designated the 'Queen of Lesbian Pulp' for authoring several landmark novels beginning in 1957, Ann Bannon's work defined lesbian fiction for the pre-Stonewall generation. Following the release of new editions of 'Beebo Brinker' and 'Odd Girl Out', 'I Am a Woman' finds college student Laura fleeing from campus heartbreak over sorority sister Beth's decision to marry a man and into the arms of the lesbian bohemia of 1950s Greenwich Village. Available now for the first time in ten years, this is the author's favourite in the series.

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 140 x 198 x 22mm | 299.37g
  • 01 May 2002
  • Cleis Press
  • San Francisco
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1573441457
  • 9781573441452
  • 214,145

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Ann Bannon is the author of five books: Odd Girl Out, I am a Woman, Women in the Shadows, Journey to a Woman and Beebo Brinker. At the time her books were published, Bannon was a twenty-something wife and mother who wrote during her spare time.

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"Bannon was one of a handful of queer pioneers who captured the dramas of lesbian life in fiction, creating emotionally real gay characters in a world that scorned homosexuals as reprehensible deviants." - San Francisco Bay Guardian

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