Sunday, February 07, 2010

Tereska Torres Speaks Out

Tereska Torres: The reluctant queen of lesbian literature -
Features, Books - The Independent
: "'I look on the internet and I learn that I am the literary queen of the lesbians, the person who wrote the first lesbian, erotic pulp novel. I hate it. I hate it,' Ms Torres said. 'If you look at Women's Barracks, there are five main characters. Only one and a half of them can be considered a lesbian.'

Sixty years after she wrote Women's Barracks, Ms Torres has almost completed a rewrite. The new version, to be published in France later this year, will, she says, be 'a more serious, more complete, better rounded book'. It will have a 'new character'– the British capital itself and how it responded 'with exemplary courage' to the Blitz."

Hat tip to Sarah Weinman.

2 comments:

  1. Yes, I'd say there are at least three women ahead of Torres for that title, misapplied as "pulp" in that case might be, not least Ms. Meaker.

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