Hi and welcome to this week’s Lez Liberty Lit!
Noted lesbian author Sarah Waters talked to Nylon about toxic men, resentment and desire, and more.
If you’re too burned out to do anything but clean, here are some rituals to try.
Vanishing Twins is a memoir about “the ‘darker eroticism’ of long term relationships,” as well as poly, identity, love, sex, bodies and more.
At LitHub, Veronica Scott Esposito writes about a trans literature of the everyday, noting:
“While there is certainly still very much room to create stories about transpeople as outliers and activists, those stories have largely dominated art about transpeople. What we have not seen so much of are the transpeople who have to deal with the everyday stresses and emotions that are commonly the focus of stories about cis-gendered individuals. I think it is these stories that will do the most good for the transpeople out there fighting to discover their identities and live happy lives, and I think they will be the truest depictions of us for the many Americans who have never knowingly met a transperson or deeply engaged with one.”
Susan Sontag had a somewhat intense FBI file.
Two Serious Ladies is queer.
Plus: Read these queer romances in historical fiction. Read these books if you have anxiety. Read these books on grief and loss. Read these novels about the embodied experience of womanhood. Read these 14 queer retellings of classic texts. Read these five Brazilian women who aren’t Clarice Lispector.