By Ann Bannon
Ann Bannon was once distinctive the “Queen of Lesbian Pulp” for authoring a number of landmark novels within the ’50s. not like many writers of the interval, in spite of the fact that, Bannon broke during the disgrace and isolation in general portrayed in lesbian pulps, supplying in its place characters who embraced their sexuality. With Beebo Brinker, Bannon introduces a butch 17-year-old farm woman newly arrived in Beat-era Greenwich Village.
A “prequel” to the [Beebo Brinker Chronicles]. even though it used to be written final within the sequence, this tale brings Beebo from the hayfields of Wisconsin to New York’s Greenwich Village.
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Gold Medal Books, 1962
Naiad Press, 1983
Cleis Press, 2001
"For modern readers the books provide a helpful list of homosexual and lesbian existence within the Nineteen Fifties. so much are set in Greenwich Village, and Ms. Bannon's descriptions of bars, golf equipment and condo events vividly evoke a vanished group. Her characters even have old worth. while so much lesbians in pulp are stereotypes who get punished for his or her wants, Beebo and her associates are accessibly human. Their struggles with love and relationships are engrossing this day, and part a century in the past they have been revolutionary."
— ny Times
"Little did Bannon be aware of that her tales may develop into legends, inspiring numerous fledgling dykes to flock to the Village, dog-eared copies of her books in hand, to discover their very own Beebos and Lauras and others who shared the affection they dared no longer name."
— San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Bannon's books seize you and don't enable go."
— Village Voice
Ann Bannon is the writer of a sequence of 5 lesbian pulp novels referred to as “The Beebo Brinker Chronicles.” Written from 1957 to 1962, the books have been bestsellers once they have been first published, and feature had outstanding durability, specially for style fiction. they've been released in 3 various variants and in numerous languages, and are frequently taught in women’s stories and LGBT stories classes. The books’ recognition and impression have earned Ann Bannon the name of “Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction,” in addition to quite a few awards for pioneering homosexual and lesbian literature.
Ann Bannon’s books were tailored right into a play “The Beebo Brinker Chronicles,” via Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman. The play opened Off-Broadway at 37 Arts in March 2008 for a ten-week run, after a winning Off-Off Broadway construction through The Hourglass crew in 2007. the hot York instances known as Beebo Brinker Chronicles “Fabulous!” and the play received the 2008 GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance opposed to Defamation) Media Award. A West Coast debut at Brava Theater in San Francisco and a Buffalo United Artists Theater creation in Buffalo, big apple in February/March 2010. A Seattle creation of Beebo Brinker Chronicles opens in September 2011.
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