Hard Times and Heartaches

  title={Hard Times and Heartaches},
  author={Heather K. Love},
  journal={Journal of Lesbian Studies},
  pages={115 - 128}
ABSTRACT This paper considers recent critical responses to Rad-clyffe Hall's 1928 novel The Well of Loneliness. While Hall's portrayal of mannish invert Stephen Gordon has had a troubled reception in this century, recent work celebrating butch-femme identity and practice has gained the novel wider acceptance among lesbian critics. While these recuperations are significant in working against homophobic readings of The Well, they often overlook the real difficulties Hall described. This paper… 
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