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"....and it would be incorrect to say that lesbians associate, make love, live with women, for "woman" has meaning only in heterosexual systems of thought and heterosexual economic systems. Lesbians are not women."
 -- The Straight Mind

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  • September 4, 2018

    The Beinecke Library Acquires the Monique Wittig Papers

    The collection consists of correspondence, writings, lectures, teaching materials, writings by others, conference materials, printed material, electronic media, and other papers documenting the life and work of Monique Wittig. Writings include manuscripts, typescripts, and corrected proofs for works including Lesbian peoples: Material for a dictionary (Grasset, 1976), Virgile, non (Les éditions de Minuit, 1985), Paris-la-politique et autres histoires (P.O.L., 1999), and The straight mind and other essays (Beacon Press, 1992). Correspondence includes letters from other writers, publishers, editors, and others. Teaching materials include syllabi, correspondence, and other papers related to Wittig's teaching at the University at Buffalo and the University of Arizona. Writings by others include writings about Wittig. Also includes correspondence, clippings, writings, and conference materials relating to Nathalie Sarraute.