The six-part Beebo Brinker Chronicles is a series of lesbian pulp novels by Ann Bannon, first published between and Beebo Brinker, Odd Girl O. This is a series of five fiction books, (all with different titles) which became known as “The Beebo Brinker Chronicles”, written from to it to New York and meets the handsomest, most swashbuckling, and world- weary butch in the city: Beebo Brinker, the character for whom the series is named.

Author: Turan Shaktim
Country: Eritrea
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Travel
Published (Last): 23 February 2013
Pages: 25
PDF File Size: 20.59 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.8 Mb
ISBN: 860-8-57145-795-9
Downloads: 35888
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vigore

The Story of Beebo Brinker: Interview with Ann Bannon. This page was birnker edited on 10 Decemberat Aug 09, lmc rated it really liked it.

Beebo Brinker : Ann Bannon :

Feb 07, Bridget rated it really liked it. Jul 01, Mary rated it it was ok. The Ann Bannon books are pretty good, though the characters are all tits. Brinkrr books in the series. Police raided bars and arrested everyone within regularly; [60] [61] a raid on a gay bar prompted the seminal Stonewall riots in that started the gay rights movement.

Couldn’t agree more with you, Barrett! She was just, quite literally, the butch of my dreams. One became a character in her books: It was the publisher’s policy in any novel involving lesbianism that the characters would never receive any satisfaction from the relationship.


In the beginning of her marriage she was left alone quite a lot and said, “I was kind of desperate to get some of the nrinker that had been consuming me for a long time down on paper. And in so doing, we captured a slice of life in a particular time and place that still resonates for members of our community.

What happens to three strong, beautiful women when one of them — Beth — rediscovers her passion for another — Laura — only to run headlong into the arms of the third — Beebo Brinker herself.

Ladder, OctoberVol.

The Rainbow Reader: Beebo Brinker by Ann Bannon

His compassion as ebebo helps Beebo realize to herself that she’s a lesbian makes for a charming read. Bannon’s publisher titled the book. Beebo must find Venus at a party celebrating the show’s end, but is intercepted by her husband, who beats her in a rage before she can tell Venus what has happened.

Preview — Beebo Brinker by Ann Bannon. The ambivalence of Lesbian Pulp Fiction”. Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives. It had seemed to me, up to that point, that not only had the books and the characters died, so had Ann Bannon.


Lesbian pulp novels and U. So, if you’re keeping score, that’s an overall Rainbow Scale Rating of 4. Thanks for telling us about the problem. ONE, 9 7 6— I can’t believe I’ve not found these books earlier.

Beebo Brinker Series

Beebo happens to meet a stunning Jayne Mansfield-esque actress and goes gaga for her – even moves to California to work her way into the actress’ mainly heterosexual, Hollywood lifestyle.

She arrives in Greenwich Village and meets Jack Mann, who is immediately drawn to her handsome good looks. Once again based on what Bannon knew, Beebo was nearly 6 feet 1.

I particularly enjoyed that Beebo is allowed to be a big, mannish butch lesbian- it’s a problem, and frequently noted – but the book almost never implies she is really a man. Jul 24, Mel rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think this book has potential appeal for many readers though, and I really don’t intend here to discourage anyone from approaching this material.