Table of Contents:
  • When is a lesbian narrative a lesbian narrative?
  • Narrative: the elastic project
  • The lesbian subject: a war of images
  • The romantic lesbian narrative: Adrienne Rich's "Twenty-one love poems" and Marilyn Hacker's Love, death, and the changing of the seasons
  • The heroic lesbian narrative: Marion Zimmer Bradley's The mists of Avalon and Gloria Naylor's The women of Brewster Place
  • The postmodern lesbian text: Jeanette Winterson's Sexing the cherry and Written on the body.