Fb2 Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love between Women from the Renaissance to the Present ePub
by Lillian Faderman
|Publisher:||Morrow; 1st Morrow Quill paperback ed edition (1981)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1395 kb|
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Why, Faderman wondered, was passionate love between women, once almost universally applauded in the .
Why, Faderman wondered, was passionate love between women, once almost universally applauded in the Western world, now almost universally condemned? . First published in 1981, Surpassing the Love of Men continues to be an essential resource for scholars in queer history and anyone interested in a greater understanding of one of the fundamental developments in the human experience. Michael Helquist, MARIE EQUI: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions.
Lillian Faderman's book is a summary of society's views toward love between women over the last 400 years. That's a rather ambitious project.
A romantic friendship, passionate friendship, or affectionate friendship is a very close but typically non-sexual .
A romantic friendship, passionate friendship, or affectionate friendship is a very close but typically non-sexual relationship between friends, often involving a degree of physical closeness beyond that which is common in the contemporary Western societies.
The author forcefully insists on the real passion between the women that she studies; this becomes to me repetitive and distracting.
In the end, we all have our own paths and Ms. Faderman's book manages to cross most of them. The author forcefully insists on the real passion between the women that she studies; this becomes to me repetitive and distracting. However, given the historical context of this book, in which a "lesbian recovery" of history was less accepted, I see the purpose of her tactics.
Faderman's study, too, began as an examination of Emily Dickinson's love poems to her sister-in-law Sue Gilbert, but broadened into a survey of romantic friendships from the 16th century to the present. It is marred, however, by two major flaws: too much mixing of developments in literature and the social world, so that changes are not convincingly explained in either area; a tendency to view all such friendships similarly and out of historical time (. ""had the romantic friends of other eras lived today, many of them would have been lesbian-feminists"").
romantic friendship and love between women, from the Renaissance to the present. 1st Morrow Quill paperback ed. by Lillian Faderman. Published 1981 by Morrow in New York.
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A classic of its kind, this fascinating cultural history draws on everything from private correspondence to pornography to explore five hundred years of friendship and love between women. Surpassing the Love of Men throws a new light on shifting theories of female sexuality and the changing status of women over the centuries.