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Crossing through ChuecaLesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid$
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Jill Robbins

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816669899

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816669899.001.0001

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Popular Lesbian Fiction

Popular Lesbian Fiction

Romance, Literature, and Legislation

(p.101) Chapter 6 Popular Lesbian Fiction
Crossing through Chueca

Jill Robbins

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter examines three lesbian novels published by Egales and Odisea—Marosa Gómez Pereira’s Un amor bajo sospecha (A love under suspicion, 2001); Marta Fagés’ Amores prohibidos (Forbidden loves, 2002); and Libertad Morán’s A por todas (After them all!, 2005)—in an attempt to outline the parameters of the debates about gay and lesbian marriage in the context of a changing Spanish society. Both Amores prohibidos and A por todas present the political reality of Spain’s heterosexist society, where relationships of queers either gays or lesbians are condemned, often resulting in queer activisms. Contrariwise, Un amor bajo sospecha speaks of the triumph of lesbianism from its initial societal misrecognition. Through examining Bertram J. Cohler’s and Phillip L. Hammack’s article “The Psychological World of the Gay Teenager: Social Change, Narrative, and ‘Normality’” (2007), the chapter summarizes the disparity between politics and lesbian literature depicted by the lesbian novels.

Keywords:   Un amor bajo sospecha, Amores prohibidos, A por todas, lesbian literature, queer activisms, Bertram J. Cohler, Phillip L. Hammack

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