Journey to a Woman

Journey to a Woman Ann Bannon
  • Title: Journey to a Woman
  • Author: Ann Bannon
  • ISBN: 9781573441704
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • Journey to a Woman Ann Bannon Journey to a Woman Designated the Queen of Lesbian Pulp for her series of landmark novels beginning in Ann Bannon s work defined lesbian fiction for the pre Stonewall generation Following the release of Cleis Pres
    Designated the Queen of Lesbian Pulp for her series of landmark novels beginning in 1957, Ann Bannon s work defined lesbian fiction for the pre Stonewall generation Following the release of Cleis Press s new editions of Beebo Brinker and Odd Girl Out, Journey to a Woman finds Laura in love among the lesbian bohemia of Greenwich Village.What happens to three strong, beauDesignated the Queen of Lesbian Pulp for her series of landmark novels beginning in 1957, Ann Bannon s work defined lesbian fiction for the pre Stonewall generation Following the release of Cleis Press s new editions of Beebo Brinker and Odd Girl Out, Journey to a Woman finds Laura in love among the lesbian bohemia of Greenwich Village.What happens to three strong, beautiful women when one of them Beth rediscovers her passion for another Laura only to run headlong into the arms of the third Beebo Brinker herself.
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    About Ann Bannon


    1. Ann Bannon pseudonym of Ann Weldy is an American author and academic She is known for her lesbian pulp novels, which comprise The Beebo Brinker Chronicles and earned her the title Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction Bannon was featured in the documentaries Before Stonewall 1984 and Forbidden Love The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives 1992


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    1. This was an absolutely fitting and fairly perfect ending this is technically book 4, but logistically chronologically the last one, since 5 is a prequel to the Beebo Brinker chronicles, oddly enough named for a character that doesn t even make an appearance until the second book, but somehow ends up the heart of the whole thing The denizens of Ann Bannon s books are unique in a way that they are often difficult, tough to love, but easy to care about and always easy to understand because Bannon d [...]

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    2. Bannon wrote these books, which span about 14 years in fictional time, in actual chronological time of about 6 or 7 years I sometimes wonder if she lived twice as long in her head than she did in real life It was this book that made me wonder that Published in 1960, Journey to a Woman brings back Beth, who was the object of Laura Landon s affections from Bannon s first book, Odd Girl Out Beth has been married for years and has two children and comes to the harrowing realization that she has made [...]

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    3. This is the last book chronologically of Bannon s lesbian pulps It s interesting to see how now the village in 1960 is already starting to fade from its glory days and the gay bars are turning into tourist traps While much less of this book takes place in the village it still very much feels like it captures the feel of the place and the time This book features Beth from the first book regretting her marriage and wondering if perhaps she really is a lesbian after all I skipped reading the first [...]

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    4. Of all the books about homosexuality lesbianism, this has to be the most realistic Despite being written over fifty years ago, it is so much true to life than books written in the 21st century Beth can easily be seen as a true person she only likes her husband as a friend, she hates her children, she is lost within her sexuality There were certain aspects that I found difficult to swallow, such as Vega holding Beth at gunpoint all night, but beyond that, I really enjoyed it.I felt Bannon lost h [...]

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    5. This is the last chronologically speaking in the Beebo Brinker series the fifth book, Beebo Brinker, is actually a prequel Beth Cullison Ayers, who jilted Laura in the first book of the series Odd Girl Out , has come to the unhappy conclusion that her marriage to Charlie is not working out well for either of them or their two children Feeling stifled as a housewife, Beth has an affair with the sister of Charlie s friend and co worker, but that does little to alleviate her boredom Beth becomes fi [...]

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    6. Journey to a Woman, by ann Bannon, Narrated by Kate Rudd, Produced by Cleis Press, downloaded from audible.In this, the fourth book in the Beebo Brinker chronicles, we find Beth, having been married for nine years, realizing that she can t stay in the marriage, even with two children, and knowing that she needs to find out once and for all whether or not she is a lesbian In her fantasies, she has always considered the time with Laura, from Odd Girl Out, to be the most beautiful and fulfilled tim [...]

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    7. This is a much pulpier novel than ODD WOMAN OUT, featuring depraved divorcees, incest, deformity, private investigators, May December romances and suicide But none of that compares to what a delusional, psychotic bitch Beth is I mean, I m sure these books empathetically captured some of the dissonance of coming out, but by modern standards, Beth is a straight up annoying ass harpy And Laura s revenge a glass of water to the face is the wake up call that delusional, self involved Beth needs I cou [...]

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    8. I don t know if I can count this one, because I kind of skimmed the first half Lots of emotional relationship trauma, but at least most of it is cathartic.Man oh man, I was not expecting Laura to be the sensible one She s always been astonishingly stupid Now that she s not the main character, I guess, it s not her mess and she can be a little smarter about it I m intrigued by the little family she and Jack have made, and I want to know how they ll weather the 60s, the 70s, the 80s, the 90s and w [...]

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    9. Considering that this is the last book in the series but i read it last, my view of it is a little skewed I like it, Journey to a Woman, made me want to know about Beebo Brinker and the other characters You already know what s happened to them but you want to know how But thats only if you read it first If you choose to read them in order the whole series takes you around in a circle and you read about someone you didn t think you would again.

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    10. I have yet to read Beebo Brinker and it s been a while since I read the previous books in the series but, I felt like this was the most over the top dramatic installment Doesn t mean I didn t like it or lost interest It simply came across as overwhelmingly pulp.

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    11. The end, and the best of all five A deliciously satisfying ending, especially after that nadir of a fourth book Bannon balances darkness and hope much better in this one and the writing seems personal.

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    12. More angst and anguish in Greenwich Village I suppose it was like that for some women Thank goodness that times have changed

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    13. Amazing I am heartbroken to have reached the end But, what a wonderful end it was.

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    14. Worth a read if you read the other Beebo Brinker books, but it was my least favorite of the series.

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