Songs to a Handsome Woman SIGNED 1973 RITA Mae BROWN Lesbian Feminist Poetry


Title: Songs to a Handsome Woman

Author: Rita Mae Brown
Illustrator: Ginger Legato

Description: Inscribed by author on ffep. Second edition. Blue moire-textured wraps with silver peacock illustration on front cover. Covers show light fading. Little bit of rust from a paper clip in ffep, toc, and dedication page. Small chip to bottom corners of last two pages. Illustrated by Ginger Legato. Laid-in letter with story of it being signed. 39 pp. 18 x 15 cm.

Inscribed by Rita Mae Brown for Kathie Durbin, an award-winning environmental journalist, author, and native resident of Oregon. Durbin's papers are archived at the Oregon Historical Society. Inscribed: ''Kathie - Kiss the woman who gives you this book. / Rita Mae''.

Laid-in is a letter to Kathie Durbin by the woman who had Rita Mae sign it (circa 1979). On the letterhead of The Women's Writers' Center at Cazenovia College, New York, where RMB was teaching. The letter describes Rita Mae's lectures, her appearance, Fannie Flag--Rita Mae's new lover, praise and criticism of Six of One, and a statement that she (the letter writer) has some writing that she is going to run by Marge Piercy the following week.

Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Diana Press
Place: Baltimore, Md.
Year: 1973

ISBN: 0884470016

Keywords: poetry, Ginger Legato, feminist, lesbian, lesbianism, women's movement,

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