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Proud Man
London, Borriswood, (1934). A pseudonymous novel by this author of feminist and dystopian fiction in which a transgender (first female, then male) human from the future visits England in the 1930s and "offers an incisive critique of the politics of privilege, violence, and militarism in the West," according to scholar Daphne Patai, who unmasked the Constantine pseudonym in the 1980s. Burdekin's next book, Swastika Night, published in 1937, was a Hitler-lives alternative fiction, in which women are merely breeders. Although Burdekin had had an early marriage (and two daughters), she maintained a relationship with a woman from 1926 until her death in 1963. This is a near fine copy of this uncommon book, protected by a good (spine-faded and edge-chipped) dust jacket. Rare in jacket. [#033901] SOLD

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