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Stone Butch Blues
by Leslie Feinberg | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by wingwildboarhunterwing of Rodgau, Hessen Germany on 12/4/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingwildboarhunterwing from Rodgau, Hessen Germany on Sunday, December 04, 2016

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Stone Butch Blues, Leslie Feinberg’s 1993 first novel, is widely considered in and outside the U.S. to be a groundbreaking work about the complexities of gender. Feinberg was the first theorist to advance a Marxist concept of “transgender liberation.” Sold by the hundreds of thousands of copies and also passed from hand-to-hand inside prisons, Stone Butch Blues has been translated into Chinese, Dutch, German, Italian, Slovenian, Turkish, and Hebrew (with hir earnings from that edition going to ASWAT Palestinian Gay Women). The novel was winner of the 1994 American Library Association Stonewall Book Award and a 1994 Lambda Literary Award.

Feinberg commented on Stone Butch Blues in hir Author’s Note to the 2003 edition:

“Like my own life, this novel defies easy classification. If you found Stone Butch Blues in a bookstore or library, what category was it in? Lesbian fiction? Gender studies? Like the germinal novel The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe/John Hall, this book is a lesbian novel and a transgender novel—making ‘trans’ genre a verb, as well as an adjective…

“People who have lived very different lives have generously related to me the similarities they recognized in these pages with their own struggles—the taste of bile; the inferno of rage—transsexual men and women, heterosexual cross-dressers and bearded females, intersexual and androgynous people, bi-gender and tri-gender individuals, and many other exquisitely defined and expressed identities.” 

Journal Entry 2 by wingwildboarhunterwing at Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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Kommt mit mir zum heutigen Frankfurter Meetup ins Lilium. Hatte da eine potentielle Interessentin im Kopf. Ich hoffe es gefällt und wird mitgenommen. Das Buch hat es verdient! 

Journal Entry 3 by mta_enigma at Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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from the meetup in Frankfurt. 

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