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By Mark Lilly (eds.)

Part of a chain which appears at modern feedback on overlooked literary and cultural components, this ebook examines the normal educational view of lesbian/gay writing and has essays on lesbian writers in addition to a bit on homosexual men's writing. the entire severe essays are via lesbians or homosexual men.

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A God and his Gifts (1963; rpt. London: Gollancz, 1972). The Last and the First (London: Gollancz, 1971). 3 'Keepers of History' The Novels of Maureen Duffy LYNDIE BRIMSTONE Even on the most progressive of post-graduate twentieth-century literature courses there is still a remarkable reticence to engage with lesbian and gay writing except, perhaps, in specialised option units. Of course, the very existence of such units is an achievement in itself, and both the individual academics who have pioneered them and the educational establishments that have agreed to validate them deserve full acknowledgement.

NOTES Editions of Compton-Burnett's novels referred to: The Mighty and their Fall (1961; rpt. London: Gollancz, 1972). A God and his Gifts (1963; rpt. London: Gollancz, 1972). The Last and the First (London: Gollancz, 1971). 3 'Keepers of History' The Novels of Maureen Duffy LYNDIE BRIMSTONE Even on the most progressive of post-graduate twentieth-century literature courses there is still a remarkable reticence to engage with lesbian and gay writing except, perhaps, in specialised option units. Of course, the very existence of such units is an achievement in itself, and both the individual academics who have pioneered them and the educational establishments that have agreed to validate them deserve full acknowledgement.

I know I am built on a large scale' (GG, p. 7). Conversely, those who present themselves as ordinary- Reuben, for example, forever pleading his lack of uniqueness ('I am treading in the usual steps', 'I share the general view of that. We are all like everyone else' GG, pp. 136, 137) - are the ones with least power. ComptonBurnett thus demonstrates the hideous success of self-projection. Even amongst the very few 'good' (or at least untarnished) characters, we observe habits of speech cloaking innuendo and disapproval in apparently harmless literal sense.

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