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By Katherine V. Forrest

Lengthy ahead of the increase of the trendy homosexual stream, an omitted literary revolution used to be taking place among the covers of the cost effectively produced lesbian pulp paperbacks of the post–World warfare II period. In 1950, writer Fawcett Books based its Gold Medal imprint, inaugurating the reign of lesbian pulp fiction. those have been the books that small-town lesbians and prurient males obtained through the thousands — reasonable, effortless to discover in drugstores, and instantly recognizable through their lurid covers. for ladies major immediately lives, the following was once affirmation that they weren't by myself and that darkly glamorous, "gay" areas like Greenwich Village existed. a few — in particular these written by means of lesbians — provided sympathetic and life like depictions of "life within the shadows," whereas others (no much less enjoyable to learn now) have been smutty, sensational stories of blameless ladies led off course. within the overheated prose standard of the style, this assortment files the emergence of a lesbian tradition in postwar the USA.

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