The literature of lesbianism : a historical anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall / edited by Terry Castle.

"Since the Renaissance, countless writers have been magnetized by the notion of love between women. From Renaissance love poems to twentieth-century novels, plays, and short stories, The Literature of Lesbianism brings together hundreds of literary works on the subject of female homosexuality....

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Other Authors: Castle, Terry.
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Language:English
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
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Table of Contents:
  • The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 57
  • The Eighteenth Century 189
  • The Nineteenth Century 349
  • The Twentieth Century 599.
  • The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
  • from Orlando Furioso / Ludovico Ariosto
  • "Elegy for a Lady Fallen for Another Lady" / Pontus De Tyard
  • "Memorable Stories About Women Who Have Degenerated into Men" / Ambroise Paré
  • from The Journal of Montaigne's Travels in Italy by Way of Switzerland and Germany / Michel De Montaigne
  • "Poems XLIX" from The Maitland Quarto Manuscript / Anonymous
  • from The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia / Sir Philip Sidney
  • from Gallathea / John Lyly
  • from As You Like It / William Shakespeare
  • from Twelfth Night / William Shakespeare
  • The Book of Ruth / The King James Bible
  • "On a Lady Named Beloved" / Anne De Rohan
  • from Hic Mulier: or, The Man-Woman / Anonymous
  • from Ovid's Metamorphosis Englished / George Sandys
  • "Sapho to Philaenis" / John Donne
  • "To Mr. J.D." / "T. W."
  • "Epigram on the Court Pucelle" / Ben Jonson
  • "On the Friendship Betwixt Two Ladies" / Edmund Waller
  • "Tribades, or Lesbia" / Francois De Maynard
  • from Upon Appleton House / Andrew Marvell
  • "Two Beauties, Tender Lovers" / Denis Sanguin De Saint-Pavin
  • from Dialogues on the Arcana of Love and Venus by Luisa Sigea Toletana / Nicolas Chorier
  • from The Life and Death of Mrs. Mary Frith, Commonly Called Moll Cutpurse / Anonymous
  • "To My Excellent Lucasia, on Our Friendship" / Katherine Philips
  • "Parting with Lucasia: A Song" / Katherine Philips
  • "Orinda to Lucasia" / Katherine Philips
  • "Friendship's Mystery: To My Dearest Lucasia" / Katherine Philips
  • "Injuria Amici" / Katherine Philips
  • from Lives of Gallant Ladies (1665-1666) / Pierre De Bourdeilles, Seigneur De Brantôme
  • "To the Fair Clorinda, Who Made Love to Me" / Aphra Behn
  • "Verses Design'd by Mrs. A. Behn to be sent to a Fair Lady, that Desir'd She Would Absent Herself to Cure her Love" / Aphra Behn
  • "Accompanying a Ring Bearing the Portrait of la Señora Condesa de Paredes. She Explains" / Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
  • "Inés, Dear, with your Love I am Enraptured" / Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
  • "On a Picture Painted by Herself, Representing Two Nymphs of Diana's One in a Posture to Hunt, the Other Bathing" / Anne Killigrew
  • "On the Soft and Gentle Motions of Eudora" / Anne Killigrew
  • from The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis / John Dryden
  • "Love and Friendship: A Pastoral" / Elizabeth Singer Rowe
  • "Venus's Reply" from A Collection of the Most Choice and Private Poems, Lampoons, &c. / Anonymous.
  • The Eighteenth Century
  • "The Ladies of the New Cabal" from The New Atalantis / [Mary] Delarivier Manley
  • Spectator No. 223 / Joseph Addison
  • Translation of Sappho Fragment 31 ("Blest as th'Immortal Gods is He") / Ambrose Philips
  • "Sappho to Phaon" / Alexander Pope
  • "Friendship between Ephelia and Ardelia" / Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea
  • from Memoirs of the Life of Count Grammont / Anthony Hamilton
  • "Madrigal" / Pauline De Simiane
  • "Letter to Madame la Marquise de S[----], On Sending her Tobacco" / Pauline De Simiane
  • from the Embassy Letters / Mary Wortley Montagu
  • "Cloe to Artimesa" / Anonymous
  • Monsieur Thing's Origin: or Seignor D----o's Adventures in Britain / Anonymous
  • from A Supplement to the Onania, or the Heinous Sin of Self-Pollution / Anonymous
  • "The Female Cabin Boy" / Anonymous
  • Translation of Sappho Fragment no. 31 ("Happy as a God is He") / John Addison
  • No. 130 ("Dire Love, Sweet-Bitter Bird of Prey!") / John Addison
  • from The Sappho-An. An Heroic Poem of Thee Cantos, in the Ovidian Style, Describing the Pleasures which the Fair Sex Enjoy with Each Other / Anonymous
  • from Pamela / Samuel Richardson
  • from Sir Charles Grandison / Samuel Richardson
  • The Female Husband / Henry Fielding
  • from Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure / John Cleland
  • "The Game of Flatts" from Satan's Harvest Home / Anonymous
  • from The Indiscreet Jewels / Denis Diderot
  • from The Nun / Denis Diderot
  • from A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Charlotte Charke / Charlotte Charke
  • from Anecdotes of a Convent / Anonymous
  • from "Dialogue between Sappho and Ninon de l'Enclos, in the Shades" / Anonymous
  • from The Adulteress / Anonymous
  • from A History of My Life / Giacomo Casanova
  • from Juliette / Marquis De Sade
  • From the journals of Eleanor Butler / "The Ladies of Llangollen" [Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby]
  • "Elegy Written at the Sea-side, and Addressed to Miss Honora Sneyd" / Anna Seward
  • from Llangollen Vale, Inscribed to the Right Honourable Lady Eleanor Butler, and Miss Ponsonby / Anna Seward
  • "In a Letter to A.R.C., On Her Wishing to be Called Anna" / Mary Matilda Betham
  • "Invitation: to J.B.C." / Mary Matilda Betham
  • "A Valentine" / Mary Matilda Betham.
  • The Nineteenth Century
  • from Belinda / Maria Edgeworth
  • Christabel / Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • from Christabess: A Right Woeful Poem / "S. T. Colebritche, Esq."
  • from The Diaries of Anne Lister / Anne Lister
  • "To the Lady E.B. and the Hon. Miss P., Composed in the Grounds of Plas Newydd, Near Llangollen, 1824" / William Wordsworth
  • from Mademoiselle de Maupin / Théophile Gautier
  • from The Girl With the Golden Eyes / Honoré de Balzac
  • "A Young Girl Seen in Church" / Eliza Mary Hamilton
  • "To George Sand: A Desire" / Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • from Villette / Charlotte Brontë
  • "Lesbos" / Charles Baudelaire
  • "Damned Women 1 (Delphine and Hippolyta)" / Charles Baudelaire
  • "Damned Women 2" / Charles Baudelaire
  • Goblin Market / Christina Rossetti
  • "Anactoria" / Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • from Lesbia Brandon / Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • Scenes of Saphic Love / Paul Verlaine
  • "Her Breast is Fit for Pearls" / Emily Dickinson
  • "Her Sweet Weight on my Heart a Night" / Emily Dickinson
  • "Going, to, Her!" / Emily Dickinson
  • "Ourselves were wed one summer, dear" / Emily Dickinson
  • "Precious to Me, She still shall be" / Emily Dickinson
  • "The Stars are old, that stood for me" / Emily Dickinson
  • "Frigid and sweer Her Parting Face" / Emily Dickinson
  • "To see her is a Picture" / Emily Dickinson
  • translation of Martial's Epigram VII.67 ("Abhorrent of All Natural Joys") from The Index Expurgatorius of Martial, Literally Translated / George Augustus Sala
  • from Desperate Remedies / Thomas Hardy
  • "Since I Died" / Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • "Felipa" / Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • from Nana / Émile Zola
  • "Paul's Mistress" / Guy De Maupassant
  • from My Secret Life / "Walter"
  • "Sinfonia Eroica (To Sylvia)" / Amy Levy
  • "To Lallie" / Amy Levy
  • "Borderland" / Amy Levy
  • "At a Dinner Party" / Amy Levy
  • from Lila and Colette / Catulle Mendès
  • from The Bostonians / Henry James
  • "Erinna, Thou Art Ever Fair" / "Michael Field" [Katherine Harris Bradley and Edith Cooper]
  • "Atthis, My Darling" / "Michael Field" [Katherine Harris Bradley and Edith Cooper]
  • "Maids, Not to You" / "Michael Field" [Katherine Harris Bradley and Edith Cooper]
  • "Power in Silence" / "Michael Field" [Katherine Harris Bradley and Edith Cooper]
  • "Daybreak" / "Michael Field" [Katherine Harris Bradley and Edith Cooper]
  • "My Lady Has a Lovely Rite" / "Michael Field" [Katherine Harris Bradley and Edith Cooper]
  • from The Songs of Bilitis / Pierre Louÿs
  • from A Madman's Manifesto / August Strindberg
  • "Before Dark" / Marcel Proust
  • from Cities of the Plain / Marcel Proust
  • "Tommy, the Unsentimental" / Willa Cather
  • "The Lesbian Hell" / Aleister Crowley.
  • The Twentieth Century
  • "Crucifixion" / "Marie Madeleine" [Marie Madeleine von Puttkamer]
  • "Beneath the Surface" / "Marie Madeleine" [Marie Madeleine von Puttkamer]
  • "The Unfading" / "Marie Madeleine" [Marie Madeleine von Puttkamer]
  • "Vagabonds" / "Marie Madeleine" [Marie Madeleine von Puttkamer]
  • "Woman" / Natalie Clifford Barney
  • "Couplets" / Natalie Clifford Barney
  • "Sappho Lives Again" / Renée Vivien
  • "Words to my Friend" / Renée Vivien
  • "Kashmiri Song" / "Laurence Hope" [Adela Florence Nicolson]
  • "From Behind The Lattice" / "Laurence Hope" [Adela Florence Nicolson]
  • "Rosabel" / Angelina Weld Grimké
  • "Brown Girl" / Angelina Weld Grimké
  • from Pandora's Box / Frank Wedekind
  • "If You Come" / Lucie Delarue-Mardrus
  • "Leves Amores" / Katherine Mansfield
  • "Friendship" / Katherine Mansfield
  • "The Spirit of Thy Singing" / Radclyffe Hall
  • "Oh! That Thy Lips Were Goblet of Crystal" / Radclyffe Hall
  • "Miss Ogilvy Finds Herself" / Radcyffe Hall
  • "Hora Stellatrix" / Amy Lowell
  • "Stupidity" / Amy Lowell
  • "Anticipation" / Amy Lowell
  • "Vintage" / Amy Lowell
  • "Aubade" / Amy Lowell
  • "In a Garden" / Amy Lowell
  • "The Weather-Cock Points South" / Amy Lowell
  • "The Amazon on the Fountain" / "Vernon Lee" [Violet Paget]
  • "Are You Happy?" / Marina Tsvetaeva
  • "Beneath My Plush Wool Plaid's Caresses" / Marina Tsvetaeva
  • "Tonight, Between Seven and Eight" / Marina Tsvetaeva
  • "How Can I Not Remember" from "The Girlfriend Poems" / Marina Tsvetaeva
  • Letter to the Amazon / Marina Tsvetaeva
  • "In Words, in Their Cold Interlacing" / Sophia Parnok
  • "At Times Our Premonitions" / Sophia Parnok
  • "Blindly Staring Eyes" / Sophia Parnok
  • "You Sleep, My Companion-Lover" / Sophia Parnok
  • "You Came In" / Sophia Parnok
  • "I, Like a Blind Woman" / Sophia Parnok
  • from Lifting Belly / Gertrude Stein
  • "Miss Furr and Miss Skeene" / Gertrude Stein-- "As a Wife has a Cow: A Love Story" from A Book Concluding with As a Wife Has a Cow: A Love Story / Gertrude Stein
  • from The Rainbow / D.H. Lawrence
  • "À Quoi Bon Dire" / Charlotte Mew
  • "On the Road to the Sea" / Charlotte Mew
  • "The Road to Kérity" / Charlotte Mew
  • "My Heart Is Lame" / Charlotte Mew
  • from Regiment of Women / "Clemence Dane" [Winifred Ashton]
  • "The Fire" / Helen Rose Hull
  • from Despised and Rejected / "A. T. Fitzroy" [Rose Allatini]
  • "I Can't Feel the Sunshine" / Lesbia Harford
  • "You Want a Lily" / Lesbia Harford
  • Letters to Vita Sackville-West / Violet Trefusis
  • from My Blue Notebooks / Liane De Pougy
  • From an unpublished memoir / Vita Sackville-West
  • "Self-Epitaph, Composed by an Honest Sensualist" / Vita Sackville-West
  • "She Brought with Careless Hand" / Vita Sackville-West
  • "Tess" / Vita Sackville-West
  • "A Dream of Sappho" / Rose O' Neill
  • "Death Shall Not Ease Me of You" / Rose O' Neill
  • "Mea Culpa" / Rose O' Neill
  • "But If You Come to Me by Day" / Rose O' Neill
  • from The Flower Beneath the Foot / Ronald Firbank
  • "Fragment Thirty-Six" from Heliodora / H.D. [Hilda Doolittle]
  • From HERmione / H.D. [Hilda Doolittle]
  • from Mrs. Dalloway / Virginia Woolf
  • from Orlando / Virginia Woolf
  • from The Tortoise-Shell Cat / Naomi Royde-Smith
  • "The Pash" / Thomas Burke
  • from The Captive / Édouard Bourdet
  • from Dusty Answer / Rosamond Lehmann
  • from Extraordinary Women / Compton Mackenzie
  • The Sink of Solitude / Anonymous
  • "Cassation" / Djuna Barnes
  • "The Jungle" / Elizabeth Bowen
  • "Prove It on Me Blues" (Lesbian Blues Lyrics of the 1920s)
  • "B. D. Woman Blues"(Lesbian Blues Lyrics of the 1920s)
  • "Has Anybody Seen My Corinne"(Lesbian Blues Lyrics of the 1920s)
  • from Passing / Nella Larsen
  • from Strange Brother / Blair Niles
  • from My Thirty Years' War / Margaret Anderson
  • "Lesbian-Ape" from The Apes of God / Wyndham Lewis
  • from The Pure and the Impure / Colette
  • from Spangled Unicorn / Noël Coward
  • "The Knife of the Times" / William Carlos Williams
  • "Since the First Toss of Gale that Blew" / Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • "Out of Your Left Eye" / Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • "I Would Give You Alexander's Bucephalus" / Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • "Loved with an L ..." / Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • "Drawing You, Heavy with Sleep" / Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • "The Sea Change" / Ernest Hemingway
  • from Intimate Memories / Mabel Dodge Luhan
  • "The Bathe" / "Henry Handel Richardson" [Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson]
  • "Two Hanged Women" / "Henry Handel Richardson" [Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson]
  • from Devoted Ladies / "M. J. Farrell" [Molly Keane]
  • "Sappho or Suicide" / Marguerite Yourcenar
  • from Of Lena Geyer / Marcia Davenport
  • "Breeze Anstey" / H.E. Bates
  • from Diana: A Strange Autobiography / "Diana Frederics"
  • "It Is Marvelous to Wake Up Together" / Elizabeth Bishop
  • from Two Serious Ladies / Jane Bowles
  • "Going to Massachusetts" / Jane Bowles
  • from The Friendly Young Ladies / Mary Renault
  • from For Sylvia / Valentine Ackland
  • from Olivia / Dorothy Strachey
  • "Women Are Like Geography" / Gertrude Lawrence
  • from The Price of Salt / "Claire Morgan" [Patricia Highsmith]
  • from La Bâtarde / Violette Leduc
  • "Chagrin in Three Parts" / Graham Greene
  • "Zeitl and Rickel" / Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • "Memory Is All: Alice B. Toklas" / Janet Flanner.