Of love forbidden
Lesbian Pulp Fiction Type
Protagonist's Status at the Beginning
Protagonist's Status at the End
Female Protagonists Meet or Introduced to the Reader
Ratings and/or Awards
Damon, Gene. "The Scorpion." Ladder, vol. 1, no. 8, May 1957, p. 11.
A portrayal of homosexual life in pre-Hitlerian Germany in its bittersweet (mostly bitter) aspects. Unfortunately, the quality of the work is marred by the author’s characterization of homosexuals by their lowest common denominator. [Posted with permission]
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This Book is Discussed in
- Nenno, Nancy P. "Bildung and Desire: Anna Elisabet Weirauch's Der Skorpion." Queering the Canon: Defying Sights in German Literature and Culture. Edited by Christoph Lorey, and John L. Plews. Camden House, Columbia, SC, 1998,
- Sutton, Katie. "Bridging the Rural/Urban Divide: Representations of Queer Female Experience in 1920s Germany." From Weimar to Christiania: German and Scandinavian Studies in Context. Edited by Florence Feiereisen, Kyle Frackman, and James E. Cathey. Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, 2007.
- Sutton, Katie. "Representing the “Third Sex”: Cultural Translations of the Sexological Encounter in Early Twentieth-Century Germany." Sexology and Translation: Cultural and Scientific Encounters Across the Modern World. Edited by Heike Bauer. Temple UP, Philadelphia, PA, 2015.
- Sutton, Katie. The Masculine Woman in Weimar Germany. Berghahn, 2011.
NODL Evaluation Report
It deals entirely with homosexuality and perversion."
"I read to p 73- then skimmed the rest- to my mind there is no way of handling the subject matter of this book so as to make it suitable for youth."