The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Women's Barracks

Title: Women's Barracks (Gold Medal 132)
Author: Tereska Torres
Artist: Barye Phillips
Year: 1950

"The frank autobiography of a French girl soldier."

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana


Cullen Gallagher said...

That's a very interesting book. I read the CUNY Feminist Press reprint last year and reviewed it on Pulp Serenade.

William Smith said...

It's on my extended reading list (though below Spring Fire) and given your review ( I'll approach the contextual material first. This is the nicest 1st P. I've ever come across btw.

Cullen Gallagher said...

Spring Fire is a lot better. I have a pile of other Vin Packer paperbacks waiting for me to read. I'm working out in East Hampton right now, but once I get back in late-October I'll be marathoning them.

Which reminds me: I have a few paperbacks in need of some doctoring. I'll let you know when I'm back in town, if you're still doing repairs.

William Smith said...

Yeah, gimme a shout. I have a nice pile of freebies that you might want to have a look through.

Cullen Gallagher said...

I picked up a few Jim Thompson first editions at a good price, but they were all in rough shape. All of them were complete (thankfully), but various issues -- spine slants, etc. Someone used the back of THE GOLDEN GIZMO (Lion) to test a red pen...grr... I picked up GIZMO, THE CRIMINAL, CROPPER'S CABIN, and A SWELL-LOOKING BABE for around $15 each. They're just place holders while I keep my eyes out for better copies.