Radclyffe Hall


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Noun1.Radclyffe Hall - English writer whose novel about a lesbian relationship was banned in Britain for many years (1883-1943)
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When Grierson opted for Adam's Breed, by lesbian writer Radclyffe Hall the following year, the lawyers managing Coats' endowment started to get a little nervous.
By printing Joyce's Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in the Travellers' Library series at a time when Ulysses was still banned, Jonathan Cape was able to simultaneously capitalize "on the aura of the modernist celebrity, while downplaying the association with obscenity" (58)--some-thing also seen with Cape's publication of Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness.
Later she shape-shifts between the closet and gay bars, discovering sex and exciting women; role-playing lesbian Margaret Mead and breaking ground with writings about drag queens, camp, Fire Island, Cherry Grove, and the iconic Radclyffe Hall; living several lives and trying on more; settling in Paris, coming back to America, and finally becoming fully, unerringly butch and a world-renowned scholar of gender and queerness.
Pyle is currently at work on Giselle of Loneliness, inspired by Giselle and Radclyffe Hall's 1928 The Well of Loneliness, the first widely published novel with a lesbian protagonist.
Another "accidental" find were the papers, both British and American, for the landmark obscenity trials of Radclyffe Hall's Well of Loneliness (1928).
Examples include a birthday trip to England that ends with the ghost of Radclyffe Hall attending a party in her own honor, Miriam joining in for a seder dinner, and Katharine Lee Bates crashing a homophobic women's summit.
Year of publication of the first lesbian-themed novel written in English, Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness
What is interesting is that this book HAS a happy ending, unlike Radclyffe Hall's Well of Loneliness, where the protagonist falls on her knees at the end screaming the name of the woman who abandoned her (the lesbian version of the "Stella" scene in A Streetcar Named Desire).
The book is enriched by accounts of numerous individual authors (Hardy, Joyce, Lawrence, Radclyffe Hall, to name a few) and their works and treatment by the law and by publishing and market forces.
She is the daughter of Fannie Ansley and Radclyffe Hall of Worcester.
By the time Wilhelm's debut was published, Radclyffe Hall's famous 1928 book had been the only lesbian novel to reach a wide portion of America.