Lynne Harne (essay date 1998)
SOURCE: Harne, Lynne. “Beyond Sex and Romance?: Lesbian Relationships in Contemporary Fiction.” In Beyond Sex and Romance?: The Politics of Contemporary Lesbian Fiction, edited by Elaine Hutton, pp. 124-49. London: Women's Press, 1998.
[In the following essay, Harne is critical of early lesbian fiction which tended to portray lesbian relationships as similar to gay or heterosexual ones, and discusses contemporary lesbian fiction that depicts lesbians in a more complex and realistic manner.]
I have been reading lesbian feminist contemporary fiction on and off since the early days of the women's movement in the 1970s. For me as for many other lesbian feminists, such...
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