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Bohemian SouthCreating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk$
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Shawn Chandler Bingham and Lindsey A. Freeman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469631677

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.001.0001

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Down Home and Out

Down Home and Out

Southern Lesbian Writers and the Sex Life of Food

(p.107) Down Home and Out
Bohemian South

Jaime Cantrell

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines poetry and fiction of Southern lesbian writers using the lens of food. Drawing on the works of Dorothy Allison, Minnie Bruce Pratt and Doris Davenport, the author explores how Southern lesbian writers transform the obvious, making lesbian eroticism and desire manifest through the vehicle of Southern food. These and other Southern writers have not only been at the center of important debates about feminism and identity, but also have created a sense of unity and sociality through a love of food and region.

Keywords:   American South, Dorothy Allison, Doris Davenport, food, Minnie Bruce Pratt, lesbian poetry

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