Sappho Was a Right-on Woman: A Liberated View of Lesbianism [Personal copy of Jill Johnston]

Abbott, Sidney & Barbara Love. Jill Johnston


Hardcover , 251 pages, heavy foxing to text block & some to endpapers, Very Good; dustjacket Poor, chipping a tears on all sides with significant piece missing at spine and near foot, soiled & with age-toning but otherwise intact. The present copy is from the library of the late great Jill Johnston (1929-2010), cultural, literary and dance critic, memoirist, radical lesbian feminist and champion of the avant-garde, and the book bears her distinctive stamp in blue ink which reads “Write first. then live.” J.J. In addition it bears a page and a half of he hand-written notes on the front endpapers indicating close reading of the book with written page numbers corresponding to various eprsons and themes including “Ti-Grace [Atkinson] Lesb is practice / Fem is Theory”; “hetero women influenced by father”, “JJ quotes – from On A Clear Day May 6 ’71”, “Quotes Ann Koedt: clitoral orgasm…” From the jacket: This book tells straight women what it’s like to be a lesbian today.

Book Publisher: Stein & Day

Publication Place: NY

Publication Date: 1972

ISBN: 9780812814095

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Weight 1.0000 lbs