Louise Boije af GennĂ¤s and Mian Lodalen depict two kinds of female bodies in their novels: the heterosexual upper-or-middle-class body and the lesbian working-class or left-wing activist body. The heterosexual upper-or-middle-class body is controlled and kept in place in various waysâ€”through clothing; make-up; gestures and even eating disorders. The lesbian working-class or left-wing activist body is described as a place for freedom. It is depicted as natural and is not limited by clothing and make-up; and thus becomes less controlled; it can express sexuality and take up space through gestures and other bodily expressions. This paper focuses on the representation of different bodies in Boije af GennĂ¤sâ€™ and Lodalenâ€™s novels and the influence of gender; sexuality and class on the bodyâ€™s possibilities to express itself and claim its space in the world. The body thus becomes a place where different identities as well as ideas of nature and culture meet.