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Lydia Steptoe Stories: Faber Stories

Lydia Steptoe Stories: Faber Stories

Author: D. BARNES
Series: Faber Stories Ser.
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April 2019

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'I have quite changed my mind. I am going to run away and become a boy.'
In these three stories, written by Djuna Barnes under the pseudonym Lydia Steptoe, three characters find themselves on the brink of a sexual awakening - accompanied by guns, whips, and worldly innuendo.
A fourteen-year-old girl plans to become 'a virago', until her mother intercepts her first tryst by dressing up as her male lover. A boy of the same age is lured into the forest by his father's mistress. A woman of forty falls in love and longs to kill herself, so unbearable is the return of the youth she thought she wanted. 'Alice', she tells herself, 'be a man.'
Barnes makes gender and desire seem slippery and joyful - and makes the fictional Lydia Steptoe seem like a writer for our time.
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General Fields

  • : 9780571352470
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : January 2019
  • : .118 Inches X 4.37 Inches X 6.299 Inches
  • : April 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 48
  • : 813.52
  • : Paperback
  • : D. BARNES