Violette Leduc – La Batarde
The autobiography of the renowned lesbian writer Violette Leduc,
who caused such controversy with her literary output during her lifetime. Her sexually explicit novels were well ahead of their time, depicting lesbianism and incest, but her legacy endures as a gay icon. This edition is the English translation by Derek Coltman, with a preface by Simone de Beauvoir. Hardback in cream cloth, gilt, pp469.
VG+ (cloth lightly marked, top page edges dust-marked) in VG dustjacket (slightly nicked and rubbed).
Published by Peter Owen, 1965
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The novella about adolescent lesbian love, Thérèse and Isabelle, was made into a film in 1968 by Radley Metzger, renowned for his sexploitation and porno chic movies. You can get a copy here.
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