Erotica: Women's Writing from Sappho to Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Reynolds
Fawcett Columbine, 1992 - Fiction - 362 pages
"This collection shows that women have seen themselves as aggressive and receptive lovers, as well as philosophically sexual and loving partners, since the beginning of recorded history." -- SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Here is the first collection of female erotic writing through the ages, and the first to reveal the form's amazing scope--as multifaceted as the sexuality of women themselves. EROTICA reveals the history of women's erotic writing and reexamines the literary expression of female sexuality. Included in this unique anthology are: Kathy Acker, Jane Austen, Anne Boleyn, Kate Copin, H.D., Radclyffe Hall, Edna O'Brien, Vita Sackville-West, Stevie Smith, Marina Tsvetayeva, Virginia Woolf, and many others.

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Margaret Reynolds is a writer, academic, critic and broadcaster. Her works include The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories, The Sappho Companion, Erotica: Women's Writings from Sappho to Margaret Atwood, and Victorian Women Poets: An Anthology.

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