The Penguin book of lesbian short stories
Viking, 1993 - Literary Collections - 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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Teddy would have been glad to provide a similar service for Kerry, but she never
let any of her whips out of her hands. Then Iduna realized that the show Gil had
promised Howard was about to happen. Kerry had ordered a bottle of beer and ...
This creed of Kerry's took a form that dismayed many of the heavier masochists in
the scene: she could rarely be persuaded to treat women like sides of beef. Only
men were usually that stupid or lucky. In her lofty unconcern with women's ...
Iduna assumed she would never know how Kerry really felt about her, if only
because she was so ignorant about her own emotions. The first one, the almost-
forgotten one, so needy and yet powerful, had been that way, and Kerry seemed
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
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