Transgender literature

Transgender literature is a collective term used to designate the literary production that addresses, has been written by or portrays people of diverse gender identity. Representations in literature of people that transition their gender have existed for millennia, with the earliest instance probably being the book Metamorphoses, by the Roman poet Ovid. In the twentieth century its notable the novel Orlando (1928), by Virginia Woolf, considered one of the first transgender novels in English and whose plot follows a bisexual poet that changes gender from male to female and lives for hundreds of years.


Transgender literature is a collective term used to designate the literary production that addresses, has been written by or portrays people of diverse gender identity. Representations in literature of people that transition their gender have existed for millennia, with the earliest instance probably being the book Metamorphoses, by the Roman poet Ovid. In the twentieth century its notable the novel Orlando (1928), by Virginia Woolf, considered one of the first transgender novels in English and whose plot follows a bisexual poet that changes gender from male to female and lives for hundreds of years.
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