We, Too, Must Love

We, Too, Must Love

by Ann Aldrich
     
 

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Certain they had touched a nerve (and found a large untapped market) with We Walk Alone, the pioneering portrait of lesbian life in the 1950s, Gold Medal Books asked Ann Aldrich to respond to readers demanding more information about lesbians and lesbian communities in and around New York City. Described by Stephanie Foote as "a fascinating gloss on We Walk Alone, for… See more details below

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Certain they had touched a nerve (and found a large untapped market) with We Walk Alone, the pioneering portrait of lesbian life in the 1950s, Gold Medal Books asked Ann Aldrich to respond to readers demanding more information about lesbians and lesbian communities in and around New York City. Described by Stephanie Foote as "a fascinating gloss on We Walk Alone, for it is a deliberate and considered response" to hundreds of letters addressed to Ann Aldrich, We, Too, Must Love (1958) probes deeper into questions of class, notably by exploring the working lives of lesbians, many undercover, delineating their diversity in more detail.

Using her real name, the author, Marijane Meaker, contributes an Introduction in which she remembers: "There were so many questions about where lesbians could find jobs, where they could find bars, and where they could live..." We, Too, Must Love gives voice to a consciousness that would flower in the movements of the 60s and 70s.

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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.

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

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