Saturday, July 25, 2009

Lesbian Fiction Literature

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Lesbian fiction is a subgenre of fiction that involves one or more primary female homosexuallesbian themes. Novels that fall into this category may be of any genres, such as, but not limited to, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and romance. character(s) and

The first novel in the English language recognised as having a lesbian theme is Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness (1928), which a British court found obscene because it defended "unnatural practices between women".[1] The book was banned in Britain for decades; this is in the context of the similar censorship of Lady Chatterley's Lover, which also had a theme of transgressive female sexuality, albeit heterosexual. In the United States The Well of LonelinessNew York and the Customs Court. A deeper examination of many classic novels and texts reveals lesbian-focused characters[2]. survived legal challenges in

Lesbian fiction saw a huge explosion in interest with the advent of the dime-store or pulp fictionLesbian pulp fiction became its own category of fiction[3], although a significant number of authors of this genre were men using either a male or female pen name.[4] The feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s saw a more accepted entry of lesbian-themed literature. novel.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Beautiful way of the Samurai

During the research for the Universal Love Time Line that is exhibited together with the artworks I have found the most interesting, thrilling and sweet love stories. Tales and biographies about samurai homosexuality confirm for me, that sex is one of the greatest expressions of affection, courage and partnership. Something very far from just the oversold pleasure or guilt promises we daily consume in the western world.

Known also as wakashudo, “the way of the youth”, was a practice engaged in by all members of the samurai class, from lowliest warrior to highest lord. It has been said that it would never have been asked of a daimyo, “lord”, why he took boys as lovers, but why he didn’t. This last is not a question that would have troubled, for example, the three great shoguns who unified Japan, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, or Tokugawa Ieyasu, nor for that matter Miyamoto Musashi, the author of “The Book of Five Rings.”
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