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Reading books by 1920s lesbians makes me very happy

Ladies Almanack by Djuna Barnes published in 1928

complete title: Ladies Almanack: showing their Signs and their Tides; their Moons and their Changes; the Seasons as it is with them; their Eclipses and Equinoxes; as well as a full Record of diurnal and nocturnal Distempers, written & illustrated by a lady of fashion



Natalie Barney appears as Dame Evangeline Musset, "who was in her Heart one Grand Red Cross for the Pursuance, the Relief and the Distraction, of such Girls as in their Hinder Parts, and their Fore Parts, and in whatsoever Parts did suffer them most, lament Cruelly". " Pioneer and a Menace" in her youth, Dame Musset has reached "a witty and learned Fifty"; she rescues women in distress, dispenses wisdom, and upon her death is elevated to sainthood. Also appearing pseudonymously are Élisabeth de Gramont, Romaine Brooks, Dolly Wilde, Radclyffe Hall and her partner Una, Lady Troubridge, Janet Flanner and Solita Solano, and Mina Loy.

The obscure language, inside jokes and ambiguity of Ladies Almanac have kept critics arguing about whether it is an affectionate satire or a bitter attack, but Barney herself loved the book and re-read it throughout her life.

The Ladies Almanack is also an independent feature film (2017) based on the novel by Djuna Barnes and directed by Daviel Shy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladies_Almanack


other 1920s fantasy novels by queer woman authors:

Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees
Orlando by Virginia Woolf


other queer woman writers of the 1920s:

Gertrude Stein
Colette
Solita Solano
Natalie Clifford Barney
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Vita Sackville-West
Radclyffe Hall
Eva Palmer-Sikelianos
Georgette Leblanc
Violet Trefusis
Natalia Danesi Murray
Janet Flanner
Renée Vivien
Hélène van Zuylen
Olive Custance
Élisabeth de Gramont
Lucie Delarue-Mardrus
Eyre de Lanux
Evelyn Irons
Joy McSweeney
Erika Mann

i have a big gap in historical knowledge between the industrial revolution and World War II and i'm just now discovering the literature, i didnt even know people in that setting were capable of that sort of complex and progressive thought, there is something surreal about relating to or understanding a person that was around a hundred years ago in the same way u would a friend now.

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elaborate, pls.

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i can't listen to this right now, i will listen later.

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You will listen to it NOW sophie.

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make me

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do it for Vera!

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who that be

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Vera Lynn. She dead nao.

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i don't know her. why do it for her? wats so special about her?

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such a c**t

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😍

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are u drunk? top kek

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😜

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lol i don't hate u. i'll listen later, i promise.

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i loved that!! even tho i didnt really get everything what was the writer's name?? love ur voice tho!! is that a NY accent?

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ohhhhh @dbentley666 is reading Irigaray currently

i've heard of Malabou. havent read her tho.

u sound NY to me. but i don't really know all the accents. it's definitely not southern or Boston lol

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Have you seen either of the films based on Colette?

I prefer the one from 1992






Woody Allen worked Gertrude Stein into his time travel fantasy, Midnight in Paris, played by Kathy Bates



Too Hot To Handle…irl

Re: Reading books by 1920s lesbians makes me very happy

i've seen Midnight in Paris, but not the other ones. i'll watchlist them. thanks.

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Have you watched the Emmanuelle movie series

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nope.

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I expect great things of you.

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thanks. legitimate.

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