[Epub] ↠ The Well of Loneliness Author Radclyffe Hall – Landyshi.info

The Well of Loneliness The Well Of Loneliness Tells The Story Of Tomboyish Stephen, Who Hunts, Wears Trousers And Cuts Her Hair Short And Who Gradually Comes To Realize That She Is Attracted To Women Charting Her Romantic And Professional Adventures During The First World War And Beyond, The Novel Provoked A Furore On First Publication In 1928 For Its Lesbian Heroine And Led To A Notorious Legal Trial For Obscenity Hall Herself, However, Saw The Book As A Pioneer Work And Today It Is Recognized As A Landmark Work Of Gay Fiction.This Edition Contains Extra Information And Archival Material That Tells The Fascinating Story Behind The Well S Controversial Publication, Trial And Ban In 1928. this book was banned in England on publication in 1928, which of course made it a huge bestseller and as it was published in France and the USA, it was easy to obtain copies.and, of course, it is so tame by today s standards the most explicit line in the book is she kissed her full on the lips, like a lover but the powers that be in England judged anything even hinting at lesbianism to be immoral.in any event, it is a very fine novel, on it s own merits, and I really enjoyed it the author uses the word queer extremely often, every few pages it seems, but not in the context of referring to the lesbians in the book, so I was wondering if that led to the word s current usage of referring to gays and lesbians throughout the book, the author is obviously trying to get across the point that lesbians should be treated the same as anybody else, which of course they sho God, she gasped, we believe we have told You we believe We have not denied You, then rise up and defend us Acknowledge us, oh God, before the whole world Give us also the right to our existence First things first, the cover on this edition is absurdly unrepresentative of the book Second, I liked the book I would even recommend the book it s just that it should come with a few notes 1 It is endlessly long And detailed For no purpose Whatsoever If the length of the book was sustained by beautifully formed expressions it might not feel so long but.2 I should not have read this so soon after reading the works of some master wordsmiths Halls famous work is not as clunky as and slightly less preachy than The Unlit Lamp but it just isn t one of the books that would have been remembered for its evocative or imaginative writing.3 The book was written with a purpose a plea, if you like, that is expressed very openly in the closing chapters As an example of cultural history or changes in society and attitudes, it is a fantastic read because it contai A surprisingly good book that is not widely read The Well of Loneliness has been known as the Lesbian Bible and was written in 1928 It was quite an edgy book for its time The book itself is about gender than orientation The female lead, Stephen, leads a tom boyish childhood She hunts, fences, rides her horse but not side saddle fashion She is also a James Douglas, editor of the Sunday Express, wrote, Am well aware that sexual inversion and perversion are horrors which exist among us today They flaunt themselves in public places I would rather give a healthy boy or a healthy girl a phial of prussic acid than this novel If our love is a sin then heaven must be full of such tender and selfless sinning as ours Why does the world persecute us Because in this world there is only toleration for the so called normal This is a 3.8 for me i mean it was kinda boring at the start and it could have been a bit shorter Also I m not really into romance I ve read like what 3 books Okay probably i don t fucking care It has to be really good for me to get invested Yes we are gonna pretend like the two books of Nicholas Sparks almost typed Cage were masterpieces Lucky One, Last Song For a weird reason i really like them Why am I talking about this Classics are just a hit or miss with me ugh that reminds me, I need to I read The Well of Loneliness because of was very interested in reading novels on homosexuality I needed something to relate to The book centers around a girl whose father desperately wanted a boy and so named her Stephen Throughout her childhood Stephen is shown as a girl unlike others The way she carries herself, the way she acts and the fantasies she has about seeing herself as Nelson , stress the fact Stephen sexuality is in question As she grow, Stephen begins to find love in women and eventually settles down with one in particular Until the dreadful ending I found the book up until the end to be very interesting and pleasant However, throughout the novel one could not help feeling a sense of self hatred in Stephen, as well as some other characters Most of the time they would not even give themselves a name, could not see themselves as whole and thought mostly that outward achievements such as great writing that would make them famous, Recently in these parts I declared that this novel was so dull that today it is essentially unreadable, and that its lasting importance has everything to do with history and not a thing to do with art And I still generally stand behind these sentiments BUT.I read it And I kind of enjoyed it, at least in parts I had based the above judgements on reading the first 60 pages or so in retrospect the weakest section of the entire novel and upon my decision to incorporate it in a paper on the queer writing of Djuna Barnes and Charles Henri Ford, I felt it was my duty to give it a fair assessment As expected, it was about twice as long as necessary, and there are whole chapters that serve no purpose than to reinforce the inherent moral virtue of the main character Stephen Gordon, a British writer with an aristocratic background clearly modeled on Hall s own life Hall s prose has its own unique sense of lyricism, but it s about as delicate as a bulldozer, which also accurately describes Hall s approach to the self proclaimed purpose of the novel to justify the existence of the congenital invert This means that we get a number of polemical proclamations that are as jarring narrativ If one thinks of The Well of Loneliness as having been written by a homophobic, sexist straight man then it begins to make sense The central character and stand in for author Radclyffe Hall is not a self loathing lesbian at all, he s a transgendered man, and he s not exactly gay friendly The identification of Jonathan Brockett as gay by describing his hands as being as white and soft as a woman s, for example, emphasizes Stephen s conflicted feelings about his own sexuality and the feminine sex, as well as his blossoming sense of gender dysphoria, as he feels a queer little sense of outrage If one regards Stephen as a woman it seems completely illogical for Stephen s hands are not, after all white and soft Rather, Stephen is full of the sense of smug entitlement that goes along with being an upper class gentleman, and so while this Well i what could have been a fascinating chronicle of a tough butch interloper challenging mainstream society becomes the drippy tale of a woman who just wants to be loved, and the cruel little bitch who leads her on oh what a deep well the writing s pretty swell though, that can t be denied tres elegante i was reminded of e.m forster s equally drippy, equally beautiful but rather enjoyable Maurice plus i actually preferred the wish fulfillment of Maurice, sad to say guess i m not such a hardcore queer polemicist after all.here s an update got into a great argument over this book Well of Loneliness passionate defender insisted that the character of the so called cruel little bitch needs to be understood in the context of the time period the CLB had few options others than being, well, a CLB apparently she was not the villain after all she was a victim of fate and circumstance, just making do with the optio This book moves slowly and thoughtfully through many shades of tragedy There s a sort of integrity to it Not all readers will appreciate the Christian symbolism and theology but I did the constant please for meaning and acceptance by a sort of outcast A few times I sort of experienced Stephen as unrelatable because of how ridiculously wealthy she was, but then there were people like Jamie and Barbara to add counterpoint to it, there was just enough shown of the servants to undo the idea that Stephen s class were the important people.The tragedy was many layered in that Stephen s ill fated attempts to find a place and meaning in the world crossed over with many other dissatisfied grey figures such as Puddle Love in the book is rich and not always sexual, but sexuality is important both for identity and as an experience of love and being As a 2016 lesbian I find the concept of inversion inadequate to understand who what we are, but I can see that in terms of society s negative and silencing attitudes to the sexually different, this was a way of trying to make sense of it What is portr


About the Author: Radclyffe Hall

Marguerite Radclyffe Hall was born on the south coast of England Her mother may have battered her, while her father, a playboy known as Rat , ignored her In the drawing rooms of Edwardian society, Marguerite made a small name for herself as a poet and librettist In 1907 she met a middle aged fashionable singer, Mrs Mabel Batten, known as Ladye , who introduced her to influential people Batte


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