Today’s visitors to the English language homepage of Wikipedia will see a featured article on Ann Bannon, whose lesbian pulp novels of the late 1950s and early 1960s were unusual for their time in that they portrayed homosexual relationships in a positive light. Supposedly her first novel, Odd Girl Out, was the second best-selling paperback of 1957. Bannon’s works are now studied in literature classes and have been republished several times, most recently by the Cleis Press in their series of lesbian pulp fiction classics.

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