Surpassing the Love of Men



"A welcome and needed history . . . above all because it makes us understand what is involved when women choose to love women."
—Carolyn Heilbrun, The New York Times Book Review

"One of the most significant contributions yet made to feminist literature."
—Phyllis Grosskurth, The New York Review of Books

"Instructive and humane . . . a powerful summons to the conscience."
—Benjamin DeMott, The Atlantic Monthly

"Remarkable for its rediscovering of text and also for its study of feelings that we no longer find in our societies."
—Michael Foucault

"A well-documented, fascinating, and controversial source of material for women who have always known that other women are natural allies."
San Francisco Chronicle