The Mythic Mannish Lesbian: Radclyffe Hall and the New Woman

  title={The Mythic Mannish Lesbian: Radclyffe Hall and the New Woman},
  author={Esther Newton},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={557 - 575}
  • Esther Newton
  • Published 1 July 1984
  • History
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
This essay grew out of an earlier one called "The Mythic Lesbian and the New Woman: Power, Sexuality and Legitimacy," written with Carroll Smith-Rosenberg and presented by us at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Vassar College, June 16, 1981. A revised version of that paper has appeared in French under the title "Le Mythe de la lesbienne et la femme nouvelle," in Strategies desfemmes (Paris: Editions Tierce, 1984). The French collection is forthcoming in English from Indiana… 
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