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Riassunto: A vivid, sexy, and titillating journey into the steamy underworld of the dime novel.
In the scandalous world of pulp fiction in the 1950s and into the 60s, detectives, gangsters, and mad doctors were joined on the racks by bad girls, dissolute youths, drug-crazed beatniks, and other assorted miscreants and misfits. Where romance met with soft porn there was also a surprisingly large population of butch brunettes pursuing and seducing blond femmes. This was an alternate universe of erotic pulp fiction where gals and dolls were exploring the illicit pleasures of lesbian love--much to the delight of a largely male, heterosexual readership. Before the sexual revolution of the 1960s, these books offered a thrilling peek into the deviant underworld of wild passion and scandalous sex.
Strange Sisters is a collection of the cover art of these wildly wicked novels. The women who writhe across the covers of books such as Strange Lust ("She Wanted a Woman--Then She Met Another Woman Obsessed by the Same Burning Hunger") and Women's Barracks ("The Frank Autobiography of a French Girl Soldier") sizzle with sexual energy and freedom--in a high-camp defiance of the prudish, conservative 1950s. Bold, kitschy-colorful, and fraught with sexual tension, the covers of Strange Sisters are a siren call to the retro-groovin' man, or woman, in your life.
Review: Do you walk alone, a twilight lover? Odd one out? Warped? Troubled? Twisted? Jaye Zimet, a Brooklyn book designer and collector, has filled Strange Sisters with over 200 sleazily appealing book covers from the boom years of the lesbian pulp novel, arranging them in groups from "Positive Portraits" and more ambitious "Cliterature" to "Psycho-Babble" and an entire section devoted to cleavage. Although large numbers of their original readers in the '50s and '60s were lesbians or protolesbians hoping for a glimpse of themselves or for some tenuous connection to an almost mythical community of "unnatural lovers," the covers of these books were clearly targeted to a primary audience of furtive young men. Scantily clad, buxom blondes simper under the gaze of older, "experienced" brunettes sometimes wearing trousers or short hair but never without lipstick. To the eye of Ann Bannon and her contemporaries, these women seemed as "straight as a pine tree." But "despite the almost comical distance between the covers and the contents," Bannon concludes in her foreword, "the books found both their intended audiences.... If there was a solitary woman on the cover, provocatively dressed, and the title conveyed her rejection by society or her self-loathing, it was a lesbian book." --Regina Marler
Titolo: Strange Sisters: The Art of Lesbian Pulp ...
Casa editrice: Studio
Data di pubblicazione: 1999
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Studio, U.S.A., 1999. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. 2nd Edition. A clean, bright copy that may be unread as it is ard to find evidence of previous use. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Codice libro della libreria 028530
Descrizione libro Studio, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria SONG0140284028
Descrizione libro Viking Studio, New York, 1999. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Good Plus. pp158. Illustrated in full color. Some shelf wear and light soiling otherwise good plus and better. Codice libro della libreria 706319
Descrizione libro Studio 1999-08-01, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. 2nd Edition. 0140284028 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Codice libro della libreria POTM-0140284028
Descrizione libro New York: Viking Studio, 1999. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Fine. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. Second printing. Number line beginning with 2. Fine wraps/paperback. Only minor, if not trivial signs of age/previous, use primarily barely noticeable wear to fore-edge corners of front cover. Codice libro della libreria 101790
Descrizione libro Viking Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1999. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Trade paperback has illustrated cover. Pages are clean and bright with full-color illustrations taken from pulp fiction paperbacks. Codice libro della libreria 004767
Descrizione libro Studio, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P020140284028
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: As New. Book in LIKE NEW condition. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria 0140284028LNA
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Used book in VERY GOOD condition. Tight Spine, Cover shows minor wear. Minor markings and highlights inside the book. Text Only. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria 0140284028VGA
Descrizione libro Studio, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. paperback / softback. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0140284028