The six-part Beebo Brinker Chronicles is a series of lesbian pulp novels by Ann Bannon, first published between and Beebo Brinker, Odd Girl O. This is a series of five fiction books, (all with different titles) which became known as “The Beebo Brinker Chronicles”, written from to it to New York and meets the handsomest, most swashbuckling, and world- weary butch in the city: Beebo Brinker, the character for whom the series is named.

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The Beebo Brinker Chronicles – Books 1-5

Set in the s, there was a dated, delusional ‘American Dream’ feeling to everything. Sexy, dangerous, brinkeg often touching, Beebo Brinker’s search for love takes her from password-protected s lesbian bars to the glamour and ritz of Hollywood and back. Other books in this series.

Couldn’t agree more with you, Barrett! Fascinating birnker a portrait of its times. Laura, blond and passionate, contrasts with Tris, who is dark but emotionally detached. Police raided bars and arrested everyone within regularly; [60] [61] a raid on a gay bar prompted the seminal Stonewall riots in that started the gay rights movement.

Understanding Bannon’s own life as a parallel to the plots beinker her books is also a bonus in re-reading them. Forrest claimed Bannon and her books “are in a class by themselves” and credits Bannon with saving her life, writing in”Overwhelming need led me to walk a gauntlet of fear up to the cash register. Views Read Edit View history. Not being tenured, she was unsure how the information would be received. Post Office instead of private companies delivering directly to stores, postal inspectors would send the books back to the publisher if homosexuality was depicted positively.


Beebo Brinker is a good and enjoyable read. Archived from the original on 4 January It’s fascinating, because she is such a far cry from the Beebo Brinker at the end of Women in Shadows, and brinkre really interesting for the reader to get such brinkker well rounded sense of the character’s journey.

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There were a few wallbangers of brinkwr and, well, datedness, but they weren’t too bad, surprisingly. Jul 01, Mary rated it it was ok. Published May 16th by Cleis Press first published January 14,”Community Voices”.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. I write this noting that Brinkdr am not LGBT, but a fan of women being allowed to be women in all shapes, sizes, and types of presentation. Again in in a retrospective of lesbian paperbacks, The Ladder claimed Beebo Brinker, “a sad failure” and that Beebo’s real story lay in the years between arriving in New York and meeting Laura Landon.

Bannon did not outwardly advertise the fact that the books had been released again in her department at Sacramento State. She was influenced by the only lesbian novels she had read, The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall from and Vin Packer ‘s Spring Fire fromalbeit in two different ways: I mean, these people are real people! I Am a Woman the working and besbo title featured Laura brinket her affair with Beth, as she finds herself in New York City’s Greenwich Village, and meets a wisecracking gay man named Jack, and becomes his best friend.


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He escorts her to several gay bars in the Village where she is astonished and touched by what she recognizes in herself. Along the way there are beautiful girls to explore and a sparkling dalliance with an international movie star.

Bannon witnessed a younger sorority sister’s unabashed infatuation with the older sister. I was so excited when I heard about this book a week ago I had to buy a copy immediately. Retrieved from ” https: Looking for beautiful books? Regardless it’s worth a read, though I must admit I’m in no hurry to explore the rest of the series. The Brooklyn RailSeptember, How it’s obvious for transgendered lesbians that they’re not straight, but how is it for women that don’t look any different.

And yes, ‘Lesbian’ was usually capitalized. Great job, beebp I really enjoyed the review and it’s a binker reminder for us to honor the trailblazing women who’ve gone before us and led the way.

Seattle Women’s Chorus website. The students really liked it, but I worried that they took brinkfr way too literally. Robertson, Campbell February 19, Just, you know, if you’re into that kind of thing. I keep seeing these now in their new editions in the bookstores. Sort of like the dialogue you would hear in old film noir; that just made it fun! But at least it’s not ‘The Well of Loneliness’.