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Lesbian & Gay Pulp Fiction

Secondary Sources

Book cover for Queer Pulp by Susan Stryker with image of 2 white women wearing white underwear, posing suggestivelyFor 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:

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: