Mystery Fiction: Lesbian

Munt, Sally R (2002) Mystery Fiction: Lesbian. In: Summers, Claude J (ed.) The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage: A Reader’s Companion to the Writers and their Works from Antiquity to Present (Revised Edition). Routledge, London and New York, pp. 473-476. ISBN 9780415929264

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Abstract

Although most lesbian mystery fiction reflects a political stance, the most effective lesbian crime novels have been those that have most enthusiastically embraced the need to entertain the reader.

The lesbian mystery novel has its origins in the ubiquitous lesbian pulp fictions of the 1950s and early 1960s. A paradigm of deviance, drugs, and urban decay located these literary lesbians in lonely antithesis to the security of the law-abiding suburban American dream.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 1st Edition published 1995. Republished and revised on-line in the GLBTQ Encyclopedia.
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0012 Sexual life > HQ0019 Sexual behaviour and attitudes. Sexuality
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR0750 Prose
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Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 11:55
Last Modified: 24 May 2012 11:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39411
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