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Ginia Woolf and published to acclaim in Colette wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of the novel In Olivia was included on the Publishing Triangle’s widely publicized list of the Best Gay and Lesbian Novels of the th Century “Dorothy Stracheywas the sister of the novelist Lytton Strachey and a prominent member of the Bloomsbury GroupOlivia originally published under a pseudonym is her only novel” co I was desperately curious about this because boarding school and lesbians and older book makes for a pretty interesting combination And interesting it is but so terribly odd in some ways too I don't think this sort of book would make it past a contemporary slush pile to be honest The setup drags on for uite some time despite the book's short length and there are numerous red herrings—I'd initially expected for example that Olivia's love interest would be Laura but insteadinstead we have something of a Boston marriage between teachers and teachers embroiled in jealousy and schemes andall sorts of thingsNow jealousy and schemes and so on—those would still go over like gangbusters But no what makes this feel so specific to its time is the peculiar chaste crush Olivia develops on one of her teachers at finishing school Olivia does not really know what the crush means; I don't think she really has any idea what she wants out of it other than to be close to the teacher Another sophisticated girl might It is not entirely clear either what Miss Julie wants but it's so utterly clear—to everyone perhaps but Olivia—that Olivia is not going to get what she's looking forIn a contemporary book I'd probably be looking for uite a bit —for character development especially of students; for about Olivia post schooling; for action even uiet action not necessarily relationship action between Olivia and Miss Julie mind becauseconsentand not necessarily relationship action in general Stillthe slow pacing and older feeling to the book seem absolutely right for what it is and gosh I have to start reading 'literary' books because the vocabulary here was a delight

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Olivia By Dorothy Strach“Considered one of the most subtle and beautifully written lesbian novels of the century this classic returns to print in a Cleis Press edition Dorothy Strachey’s classic Olivia captures the awakening passions of an English adolescent sent away for a year to a small finishing school outside Paris The innocent but watchful Olivia develops an infatuation for her headmistress Mlle Julie and through this screen of 7720A lesbian classic this time My copy comes with an introduction written by André Aciman whose book Call Me by Your Name was inspired by this one Very thrilled to give it a go today You can find me onYoutube | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Website | The Storygraph

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PDF æ BOOK Olivia By Dorothy Strachey FREE è DOGSALONBRISTOL á [PDF / Epub] ✪ Olivia ☆ Dorothy Strachey – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk “Considered one of the most subtle and beautifully written lesbian novels of the century this 1949 classic returns to print in a Cleis Press edition Dorothy StrachLove observes the tense romance between Mlle Julie and the other head of the school Mlle Cara in its final months “Although not strictly autobiographical Olivia draws on the author’s experiences at finishing schools run by the charismatic Mlle Marie Souvestre whose influence lived on through former students like Natalie Barney and Eleanor Roosevelt Olivia was dedicated to the memory of Strachey’s friend Vir I'll do a proper review of this novel after I see the 1951 movie Olivia but FYI it's wonderful