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Description - Dyke Life by Karla Jay

Written by lesbians of different ages, races and religionsand compiled by one of the gay movements best-known writers and activiststhese original essays give vibrant voice to the diversity of the lesbian experience. Celebrating the many ways in which the lesbian experience is unique from all others, many of these pieces focus on specific lesbian concerns such as sexual practices, raising children and higher incidence of certain illnesses. Beyond pointing out these differences, the essays also provide a comprehensive view of the many phases of lesbian life by covering diverse topics like body piercing, coming out and work. Short narrativesTo Mother or Not to Mother, Confessions of a Lesbian Vampire, About Being an Old Lesbian in Love, and morecomplement and enrich the main essays, adding a unique personal tone to the collection. A mix of the serious and the irreverent, Dyke Life is an important contribution to gay and lesbian literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465039081
ISBN-10: 0465039081
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Basic Books
Publish Date: 31-May-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Karla Jay

Karla Jay is Professor of English and Director of Women's Studies at Pace Unviersity. She has authored and edited eight books, including the pioneering Out of the Closets (with Allen Young), and has written for many publications, including the New York Times Book Review, Ms. magazine, New York Newsday, and the Village Voice.

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