» » Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love between Women from the Renaissance to the Present

Fb2 Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love between Women from the Renaissance to the Present ePub

by Lillian Faderman

Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Political books
Author: Lillian Faderman
ISBN: 0688003966
ISBN13: 978-0688003968
Language: English
Publisher: Morrow; 1st Morrow Quill paperback ed edition (1981)
Pages: 496
Fb2 eBook: 1395 kb
ePub eBook: 1703 kb
Digital formats: mobi docx lrf doc

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.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship .

If you have any questions related to the pricing and/or discount offered in a particular listing, please contact the seller for that listing. Get it by Wed, 4 Sep - Thu, 5 Sep from GB, United Kingdom. Acceptable condition.

She lives in Fresno, California. Bibliographic information. Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present.

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.

Faderman, Lillian, Surpassing The Love Of Men: Romantic Friendship And Love Between
Comments to eBook Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love between Women from the Renaissance to the Present
MrDog
Recently I was asked for a list of books for "an adult who is just beginning to explore whether or not they may be bi or lesbian". As someone who went through this many, many years ago and has written extensively on this topic, Faderman's book was one of the first that came to mind.

As individuals exploring our own sexuality - regardless of what that is - gaining historical context and perspective is a critical part of self-discovery. This is not the only book I'd recommend and it has a scholarly aspect which borders on clinical for a woman (or man or other) on the road to self-discovery.

I cannot count how many copies of this book I have purchased over the years, highlighting various passages which held out special meaning or purpose for me, and passed on to others. In the end, we all have our own paths and Ms. Faderman's book manages to cross most of them.

For those on a personal path, or those looking to understand the concerns and needs of a loved one trying to understand their place as a lesbian and bisexual in today's world, this is an excellent text for reading and gaining historical perspective. Bravo to Ms. Faderman for not 'updating' a historical text but letting her original research prevail.
Elastic Skunk
a classic
Yalone
I am enjoying every chapter. Much research went into writing this history.
Oppebro
great book containing important social history
Nidor
Best. Book. EVER. Especially if you're a lesbian or interested in lesbian history.
Juce
I'm surprised there's only one other review for this book! It's absolutely fascinating, and should be on the list of anyone interested in not only womens' issues, but human relationships in general. It will definitely make you think, but it is not a difficult read, and Faderman covers an impressively vast array of sources. I'll be recommending this one to everybody.
elektron
Package came quickly and I was pleased with how much care was taken in packaging. Can't wait to start reading it!
Lillian Faderman presents in this foundational volume her invaluable research into the history of lesbianism, starting with the 16th century. She examines the cultural, political, and literary context of women who preferred the intimate company of other women, and makes their stories compelling. She describes the sweep of history and the effects of different societal developments on how women perceived themselves and presented themselves to the world. She explains how the emergence of psychology and sexology changed how same-sex affairs were understood and how they became more defined for better and for worse.

One of the strengths of this volume may not be uniformly popular. For those seeking an historical overview or a historical study alone, Faderman’s emphasis on literary developments with a great many references to individual poems, stories, and tracts may be more in that realm than some are seeking. Yet none of these literary references are superfluous, and they enrich this history for the better.

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
Related to Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love between Women from the Renaissance to the Present
Love and Friendship (Forgotten Books) eBook
Fb2 Love and Friendship (Forgotten Books) ePub
Everyone's Guide to Online Dating: How to Find Love and Friendship on the Internet eBook
Fb2 Everyone's Guide to Online Dating: How to Find Love and Friendship on the Internet ePub
Love and Friendship: Experience of Love/Personal Friendship: The Experience and the Ideal (Marquette Studies in Philosophy) eBook
Fb2 Love and Friendship: Experience of Love/Personal Friendship: The Experience and the Ideal (Marquette Studies in Philosophy) ePub
Teen Love: On Friendship (Turtleback School Library Binding Edition) (Teen Love (Pb)) eBook
Fb2 Teen Love: On Friendship (Turtleback School  Library Binding Edition) (Teen Love (Pb)) ePub
Five Steps to Romantic Love: A Workbook for Readers of Love Busters and His Needs, Her Needs eBook
Fb2 Five Steps to Romantic Love: A Workbook for Readers of Love Busters and His Needs, Her Needs ePub
Consuming Love: Commitment, Friendship and Passion, What It Means to Be Connected to God's Heart eBook
Fb2 Consuming Love: Commitment, Friendship and Passion, What It Means to Be Connected to God's Heart ePub
Lip Service: The Myth of Female Virtue in Love, Sex, and Friendship eBook
Fb2 Lip Service: The Myth of Female Virtue in Love, Sex, and Friendship ePub
Virgo's Love Scheme: Including Romantic Rendezvous for Each Sign eBook
Fb2 Virgo's Love Scheme: Including Romantic Rendezvous for Each Sign ePub
Love's Masquerade (Second Chance at Love #51) eBook
Fb2 Love's Masquerade (Second Chance at Love #51) ePub