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LESBIAN PULP FICTION

LESBIAN PULP FICTION

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1 BANNON, ANN Beebo Brinker
Greenwich, CT Gold Medal Books 1962 
First Edition. Paperback Original. Signed by the author, Ann Bannon. Very good slightly used copy with with some edge wear and minor creases in printed wrappers. The front cover is illustrated with a painting showing the lovely young Beebo Brinker standing under a streetlight marked ‘Gay St.' carrying a straw suitcase and wearing a green school blazer. Ann Bannon is the well-known novelist of the golden age of campy sub-genre lesbian pulp fiction. With titles like Odd Girl Out, We Walk Alone Through Lesbos' Lonely Groves, Warped Desire, Deviate Wife, Satan Was a Lesbian, etc. it's clear that the target audience from the publisher's point of view was male, but for many lesbians of the time these books offered a welcome chance to identify with a community. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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2 BANNON, ANN Beebo Brinker (ISBN: 1573441252 / 1-57344-125-2)
San Francisco Cleis Press, Inc. 2001 
Signed by the author, Ann Bannon, on the title page. Paperbound As new copy in printed wrappers. Contains a new introduction by Bannon written specially for this edition. Ann Bannon is a well-known novelist of the golden age of the sub-genre of lesbian pulp fiction. The first novel in the Beebo Brinker Chronicles. Ann's classic novels of the 1950s and 1960s provided many lesbians of the time with a welcome chance to identify with a community, and remain vital reading today. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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3 BANNON, ANN I Am a Woman (ISBN: 1573441457 / 1-57344-145-7)
San Francisco, CA Cleis Press, Inc. 2002 
Signed by the author, Ann Bannon, on the title page. Paperbound. As new copy in printed wrappers. Contains a new introduction by Bannon written specially for this edition. Ann Bannon is a well-known novelist of the golden age of the sub-genre of lesbian pulp fiction. The first novel in the Beebo Brinker Chronicles. Ann's classic novels of the 1950s and 1960s provided many lesbians of the time with a welcome chance to identify with a community, and remain vital reading today. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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4 BANNON, ANN Journey to a Woman
Tallahassee, FL Volute / The Naiad Press 1983 
Later Edition. Signed by the author, Ann Bannon. Near fine copy with a touch of handling in printed wrappers. Ann Bannon is the well-known novelist of the golden age of campy sub-genre lesbian pulp fiction. With titles like Odd Girl Out, We Walk Alone Through Lesbos' Lonely Groves, Warped Desire, Deviate Wife, Satan Was a Lesbian, etc. it's clear that the target audience from the publisher's point of view was male, but for many lesbians of the time these books offered a welcome chance to identify with a community. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 BANNON, ANN Odd Girl Out (ISBN: 1573441287 / 1-57344-128-7)
San Francisco, CA Cleis Press, Inc. 2001 
Signed by the author, Ann Bannon, on the title page. Paperbound. As new copy in printed wrappers. Contains a new introduction by Bannon written specially for this edition. Ann Bannon is a well-known novelist of the golden age of the sub-genre of lesbian pulp fiction. The first novel in the Beebo Brinker Chronicles. Ann's classic novels of the 1950s and 1960s provided many lesbians of the time with a welcome chance to identify with a community, and remain vital reading today. Odd Girl Out was Bannon's first novel and was a smash hit becoming the second highest selling paperback book of 1957. 
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6 BANNON, ANN Women in the Shadows (ISBN: 157344149X / 1-57344-149-X)
San Francisco, CA Cleis Press, Inc. 2002 
Signed by the author, Ann Bannon, on the title page. Paperbound. As new copy in printed wrappers. Contains a new introduction by Bannon written specially for this edition. Ann Bannon is a well-known novelist of the golden age of the sub-genre of lesbian pulp fiction. Ann's classic novels of the 1950s and 1960s provided many lesbians of the time with a welcome chance to identify with a community, and remain vital reading today.The front panel has a color illustration of a beautiful dark-haired woman smoking a cigarette in the foreground with a pretty blond woman in pink panties glancing back at her in the background. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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7 FORREST, KATHERINE V. (ED.) Lesbian Pulp Fiction. The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels, 1950 - 1965
San Francisco, CA Cleis Press, Inc. 2005 
Paperback Original. Signed by the author, Ann Bannon, a novelist of this lesbian paperback original golden age who is known as the Queen of Lesbian Fiction, to whom the book is dedicated. A big book of 415 pages, 6” x 9”. Illustrated. Brand new. Paperbound. A survey of the brave and provocative sub-genre of lesbian pulp fiction. With titles like Odd Girl Out, Women's Barracks, The Dark Side of Venus, These Curious Pleasures, The Girls in 3-B, etc. it's clear that the target audience from the publisher's point of view was male, but for many lesbians of the time these books offered a welcome chance to identify with a community. Includes works by Ann Bannon, Tereska Torres, Valerie Taylor, Paula Christian, Artemis Smith, and more. From the introduction by the editor, Katherine V. Forrest: “The courage of the authors of these books also cannot be overstated, pseudonyms be damned. Anyone who has ever written a book can testify to the feeling of personal risk we experience, the sense of stark exposure. The writers of these books laid bare an intimate, hidden part of themselves and they did it under siege, in the dark depths of a more than metaphorical wartime, because there was desperate urgency inside them to reach out, to put words on the page for women like themselves to read. Their words reached us, they touched us in different and deeply personal ways, and they helped us all.” 
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8 GARDNER, MIRIAM Twilight Lovers
Derby, CT Monarch Books 1964 
First Edition. Paperback Original. Monarch Books #418. Very good lightly used copy with a 1/4” tear to the edge of the first page and some minor edge wear in printed wrappers. The front cover has a full-color illustration of two beautiful women lounging on a bed, one in a white low-cut dress and smoking a cigarette, the other in a black lacy bra leaning on a pillow. A work of lesbian pulp fiction, which with titles like Odd Girl Out, We Walk Alone Through Lesbos' Lonely Groves, Warped Desire, Deviate Wife, etc., were largely targeted toward a male audience from the publisher's point of view, but for many lesbians of the time these books offered a welcome chance to identify with a community. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 ZIMET, JAYE Strange Sisters. The Art of Lesbian Pulp Fiction 1949 - 1969
New York Viking Studio 1999 
First Edition. Paperback Original. Signed by the author, Ann Bannon, a novelist of this lesbian paperback original golden age, who contributed the foreword. Oversize format. Illustrated throughout in full-color. As new. A collection of 200 examples of cover art from the bold and the campy sub-genre of lesbian pulp fiction. With titles like Odd Girl Out, We Walk Alone Through Lesbos' Lonely Groves, Warped Desire, Deviate Wife, Satan Was a Lesbian, etc. it's clear that the target audience from the publisher's point of view was male, but for many lesbians of the time these books offered a welcome chance to identify with a community. From the foreword by Ann Bannon: “...women learned to recognize what was a nascent literature of their own by reading the covers iconically. Despite all their editorially imposed quirks, the covers provided links among members of a wide-flung and incohesive community; a community that did not even think of itself as one and that, therefore, valued all the more any connection with others whose experience paralleled their own.” A fascinating and entertaining work. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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