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Lesbian & Gay Pulp Fiction: Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources

For an introduction to the historical context and critical interpretation of queer pulp fiction, you may wish to consult these secondary sources, available in Perkins Library:Queer Pulp

Early Lesbian Novels

Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness (1928) is considered the classic lesbian novel and a precursor to the pulps. Two of Gale Wilhelm's novels, Torchlight to Valhalla and We Too Are Drifting, are considered classics of lesbian literature.

Early (non-pulp) novels with appreciable lesbian content include: