Beebo Brinker

Beebo Brinker Ann Bannon
  • Title: Beebo Brinker
  • Author: Ann Bannon
  • ISBN: 9781573441254
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beebo Brinker Ann Bannon Beebo Brinker A prequel to the preceding tales Although it was written last in the series this story brings Beebo from the hayfields of Wisconsin to New York s Greenwich Village She arrives a very young and uncert
    A prequel to the preceding tales Although it was written last in the series, this story brings Beebo from the hayfields of Wisconsin to New York s Greenwich Village She arrives a very young and uncertain girl, but by the end of the story, we see the emergence of the dashing young butch she will become Along the way there are beautiful girls to explore and a sparklingA prequel to the preceding tales Although it was written last in the series, this story brings Beebo from the hayfields of Wisconsin to New York s Greenwich Village She arrives a very young and uncertain girl, but by the end of the story, we see the emergence of the dashing young butch she will become Along the way there are beautiful girls to explore and a sparkling dalliance with an international movie star.
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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. The last of Bannon s books, unfortunately Published in 1962 Her prequel to the saga of Beebo and her other characters She stated in an interview she stopped writing when she felt she was getting really good at it Forbidden Love video, 1994 When Barbara Gittings started adding pictures of real lesbians to the cover of The Ladder in 1964 it was a revolutionary act it showed lesbians as normal folks for anyone to see heterosexuals who believed they d never seen any before, and lesbians themselves w [...]

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    2. Published chronologically last, Beebo Brinker is technically the prequel to the chronicles, set about 15 years back from the events of Women in Shadows We get to meet Beebo when is young and inexperienced and watch her find herself in NY and become comfortable with her identity It s fascinating, because she is such a far cry from the Beebo Brinker at the end of Women in Shadows, and it s really interesting for the reader to get such a well rounded sense of the character s journey Some great char [...]

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    3. Beebo Brinker is described as lesbian pulp fiction Written in 1962 by Ann Bannon, it is a prequel to the immensely popular series featuring this character The series is one huge stepping stone along the path of gay and lesbian acceptance in the community.It s hard to know how to approach this review Do I treat it solely as a reading experience, from my present day perspective Do I give weight to its social and historical significance Do I allow my emotions and heart to weigh in and give a subjec [...]

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    4. I used this book for the gay lesbian literature course this semester It is a great representative of pulp fiction popular at the time The students really liked it, but I worried that they took it way too literally Romance novels are not popular with young people today, and so they don t have the filter developed to truly understand the fantasy aspect of this genre It was a fun read, and I m glad I included it in the class.

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    5. This is a lesbian pulp novel from the 60s, one I am reading for a queer writing course I was surprised by the fact it wasn t terrible prose, however, that happy surprise was mitigated by characterization that s impossible to believe Character motivations seem false, and there are three three instances of love at first sight that are not earned or believable Also, honestly, for a book whose main purpose is to titillate, there should really be sex.

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    6. Before I chose a topic for my thesis, my seminar professor suggested focusing on lesbian pulp fiction My reading list would have been vastly different, but I also don t think I would have found a topic Beebo Brinker was a bit over the top, but that s the pulp fiction part It s interesting to think that by the standards of its time, the novel was considered obscene the descriptions don t really go beyond people passionately kissing each other s hands and faces.

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    7. I liked this because I wanted a quick, fun, pulpy dyke drama full of sex, heartbreak and romantic reunion There s a bit of that old school homo angst mixed in, but it s not much worse than tragical stylings of other romantic stereotypes.If mainstream romance novelists wrote for lesbians, they might do well enough to write like this.

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    8. Ann Bannon Weldy writes a surprisingly sympathetic tale of a young woman coming to terms with her identity as a lesbian in the early 1960s Written during the height of the era of lesbian pulp fiction, Bannon s story deviates from the standard narratives of the era that inevitably ended in tragedy for lesbian characters Beebo Brinker is a relatable and multi dimensional character with an interesting story to tell Definitely worth the read.

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    9. I can t believe I ve not found these books earlier I was so excited when I heard about this book a week ago I had to buy a copy immediately Lesbian pulp fiction set in the 50s beat New York scene, could a perfect book have been written for me I ordered my copy from and did a bit of research on the author Apparently she was a sorority girl who got married after college and then realised, a little too late, that perhaps she wanted something else, and started to write pulp stories about lesbians w [...]

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    10. I came across one of Ann Bannon s original pulp fiction paperbacks I AM A WOMAN in a small town Goodwill in the early 1980s It was pulpy, but still so much enjoyable than lots of lesbian fiction that was being published thirty years ago I ended up searching for all of her Gold Medal books in used book stores and they were so hard to find I think most lesbians in the 50s hid them and then destroyed them Anyway, I eventually was able to track most of them down I think it was Naiad that reissued t [...]

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    11. Really wanted to get into Beebo but it s sadly not my style I think this book has potential appeal for many readers though, and I really don t intend here to discourage anyone from approaching this material As a piece of queer historical literature this book is arguably essential As a reader currently in my twenties I think I m either too young or have completely missed an era where the comedy in Beebo s highly dramatic love spells jumps off the page for me At times the drama gets tedious, and I [...]

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    12. I finally read Beebo Brinker Yes I think my favorite part of the book was the relationship between Jack and Beebo She writes their easy friendship better than she writes some of the lesbian relationships Thus, it starts out really well when she s a baby dyke and then sort of tends toward harlequin silliness later It was pretty revolutionary for it s time, however, and it s refreshing to read Bannon s adoring descriptions of Beebo s butch ness.

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    13. This lesbian pulp fiction was published in 1962 Eighteen year old Beebo arrives in New York after running away from her father s farm in Indiana She arrives in Greenwich Village and meets Jack Mann, who is immediately drawn to her handsome good looks She lives with Jack, who is gay, and who slowly draws her out She meets Mona, Paula Ash, Venus Bogardus Moves to Hollywood, gets into trouble, moves back and ends up with Paula THe sex is quite tame from today s standards.

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    14. I was not expecting to enjoy this nearly as much as I did thus I give it 5 stars for blowing my expectations out of the water vs 3.5 4 stars it deserves as a book in general.I want to read lesbian pulp novels I hope this isn t going to set my expectations too high.

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    15. I love, love, love, this whole series The characters, for the most part, feel so real, and grow and develop, or regress, throughout the series And, if I recall correctly, there s plenty of superhot supersexytime Just, you know, if you re into that kind of thing.

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    16. The second Beebo Brinker book say that 17 times fast definitely ups the stakes a bit We got some hot n tawdry Greenwich Village action, a jealous beatnik ish vamp, a sultry movie queen, and even a bit of cross country jet setting Long story short, it s a very good time.

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    17. ah, pulp fiction i couldn t put it down, partly because there are no chapter breaks but also because it s pure baby dyke greenwich village 1950s cliched but nevertheless compelling drama but i also can t justify than 3 stars.

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    18. Cliche and cheesy for sure, but I ate it up I mean, it has movie starlet on butch scenes Granted its all very tame by current standards, but lesbian drama is timeless.

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    19. I read this so long ago but sometimes I will see a big tall strapping dyke and think about Beebo Brinker I guess it made an impression on me.

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    20. Racier than others I ve read Quick and happily ended.

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    21. This book was great fun to read It s a quick little read, very melodramatic it felt a bit like a lesbian soap opera, but it was a very satisfying one

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    22. Fascinating as a portrait of its times.

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    23. THE original lesbocheese.

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    24. I am about 25 pages in, and I am moved by the effortless and yet slightly gawky prose so like its protagonist

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    25. The Ann Bannon books are pretty good, though the characters are all tits I keep seeing these now in their new editions in the bookstores Obv lesbian pulp fiction is COOL now Way to go Kurtman.

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    26. Lezzie pulp fiction but what makes it really fun and a good read is the tone.Sort of like the dialogue you would hear in old film noir that just made it fun

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    27. Good one not quite as good as Odd Girl out, though Fun re releases, glad they are issuing them.

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    28. An interesting cultural artifact.

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    29. I d known about Bannon s Beebo Brinker Chronicles for many years a series of 5 books, the last one written this one being a prequel to the entire series I knew these underground pulp classics appeared at a very specific time in history when there wasn t a whole lot in terms of lesbian lit, and what did exist tended to be depressing tragic I figured I d start with last things first and took on the prequel I didn t know much in terms of what to expect But at least it s not The Well of Loneliness.J [...]

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    30. My word Such a strange little book, so very very of its time but still rather compelling It s purest pulp, and rather ridiculous, but I just loved Beebo and Jack And it s astonishingly insightful about identity and sexuality though don t expect modern standards and do expect slurs used casually and sometimes approvingly I particularly enjoyed that Beebo is allowed to be a big, mannish butch lesbian it s a problem, and frequently noted but the book almost never implies she is really a man We meet [...]

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