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We, Too, Must Love
     

We, Too, Must Love

by Ann Aldrich, Marijane Meaker (Introduction), Stephanie Foote (Afterword)
 

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Three years after We Walk Alone, Ann Aldrich expands on her journalistic portraits of lesbian subcultures in and around New York to include: class questions; the diverse jobs lesbians held; social cliques; differences among the “Village,” “Uptown,” and Brooklyn communities; and hints at the growing consciousness that would fuel

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Three years after We Walk Alone, Ann Aldrich expands on her journalistic portraits of lesbian subcultures in and around New York to include: class questions; the diverse jobs lesbians held; social cliques; differences among the “Village,” “Uptown,” and Brooklyn communities; and hints at the growing consciousness that would fuel later lesbian and gay rights movements. The sequel closes with sample letters from the six hundred written to Aldrich after We Walk Alone was published.

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"[Aldrich's] sophisticated prose is anything but solipsistic. She is simultaneously intimate and investigative, subjective and discerning. . . . these essential cultural artifacts . . . [are] a fascinating unruly read." —UTNE Magazine

"Aldrich touched innumerable lives and gave hope to lesbians mired in a harsh and ignorant era. Read these books to learn what it was like back then, what we believed and how we made a start in the struggle against prejudice." —Ann Bannon, author of The Beebo Brinker Chronicles

"Will transport today's readers . . . to the 1950s homosexual scene. . . . Candid, cautionary writings [that] helped fuel a social change movement." —Marcia M. Gallo, author of Different Daughters

Library Journal
With the bomb exploded by Alfred Kinsey's 1948 report on male sexuality and its 1953 female counterpart, the previously taboo topic of homosexuality was pushed to the forefront. Aldrich, whose real name was Marijane Meaker, piggybacked on Kinsey's findings with these two volumes on her life as a lesbian in New York City. We Walk Alone (1955) was a matter-of-fact look at lesbian society that shunned all the racy nonsense she featured in several of her hard-boiled novels written under pseudonyms. Aldrich followed up with more in 1958's We, Too. These editions sport new intros by the author and new afterwords by scholar Stephanie Foote. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558615274
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Pages:
185
Sales rank:
1,362,932
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Ann Aldrich is one of many pseudonyms for the prolific author Marijane Meaker, who is better known under the names M. E. Kerr and Mary James. Aldrich wrote five non-fiction titles that openly chronicle the lives of lesbians through the 50s, 60s, and early 70s. Marijane Meaker is the author of over 40 works of fiction and non-fiction ranging from young adult bestsellers.

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