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 Topic: Talking about "The Well of Loneliness"

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LeTrang  



Joined: 17 Feb 2006
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Physical Location: Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Posted: 17 Feb 2006, 3:57 am    Post subject: Talking about "The Well of Loneliness" Reply with quote

Hello everyone.
I am writing my graduation paper and the topic I choose is Lesbianism in “The Well of Loneliness” by Raclyffe Hall and its pioneering (Well, please do tell me whether the word PIONEERING is acceptable in this case or not).

However, I am getting stuck with this topic for some reasons:

1. I am not sure that The Well of Loneliness is the first English novel on lesbians. I only hear that it is “arguably the most important lesbian novel ever written” or “it is the first English novel that presents, in a completely faithful and uncompromising form, one particular aspect of sexual life as it exists among us today." The above information just let us know about the prominent and profound feature of the novel. I mean to focus on its first-turn-up.

2. I only have the Internet to take the information from and to count on. But some important websites on the homosexual, when extracting words from famous authors or people, don’t give out the source. It makes those info illegal and unused. There does exist a national library in the city I live; however, the documents relating to lesbian issue are not available. Trust me! The backward-minded teachers in my faculty only accept the information originated from celebrated publishers (I know for sure they are not big-minded enough to know some certain famous publishers; gripping the old things is all they can afford to do. You cannot bear them more than 10 mins I am sure).
Could anyone here show me others authoritative websites except this one
(glbtq.com/literature is so great) that I can totally trust in?

3. My topic is quite alien to people here; they even consider it foul and see it with no supportive attitudes. So I am alone in this battle. I need all your help and support in this forum. I would be very grateful if you could give me any other suggestions on my Lesbianism topic.

I am looking forward to your replies. Thank you all!
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Olympia  



Joined: 28 Oct 2005
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Posted: 19 Feb 2006, 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck on your paper!

Sorry, I have no other websites for you. You'd probably have more luck searching in books..instead of the internet. But then again, you need to know which books to look for and to have access to those books. Maybe some reputable lesbian historians have some websites with useful references.....

Well, again, good luck.
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