The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories
Viking, 1993 - Lesbianism - 429 pages
The anxiety of unresolved desire is present in many stories - Radclyffe Hall's Miss Ogilvy is unable truly to find herself in this world, Djuna and Lillian hold back from each other in Anais Nin's "Cities of the Interior," and the energy and commitment that should go into a loving relationship are stifled by convention in Jane Rule's story of passion outside marriage. But here are brave spirits, too - Renee Vivien's Sarolta and her Prince(ss) live forever in a vision of ideal tenderness, Colette's heroines preserve the sanctity of their little white bed, and Jewelle Gomez's bulldagger society survives far from the haunts of men. There are coming-out stories, stories about cross-dressing, vampire tales, science fiction, parody, and romance.
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She only clung to Beebo , half tearing her pajamas off her back , groaning
wordlessly , almost sobbing . Her hands explored , caressed , felt Beebo all over ,
while her own body responded with violent spasms – joyous , crazy , deep as her
herself , rolling over on Beebo , her fine hair falling over Beebo ' s breasts in a
pale glimmering shower , soft and cool and bringing up the fire in Beebo again .
Once again they rested , half sleeping , turning now and then to feel each other ...
With frantic fingers she tried to turn the lock , but Beebo was already pushing on
the other side . Laura heaved against it , but Beebo got it open and she fell back
against the wall , suddenly frightened . ' Don ' t touch me ! ' she spat at her .
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
DOROTHY STRACHEY Olivia 1949 Chapter
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
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