The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories
Viking, 1993 - Lesbians - 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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Laura ? ' Marcie smoothed Laura's hair off her hot forehead . ' You must have loved him a lot . ' In a sudden convulsion of desire , Laura threw her arms around Marcie , pressing her hard , tight in her arms .
Beebo led Laura through the small living room to an even smaller bedroom and sat her down on the bed . ... Then , gently , she leaned against her , forcing her legs slightly apart , and put her arms around Laura's waist .
At that thought , Laura found herself swinging her legs out of bed . Moonlight glowed in two bright squares on the living room floor . Laura could see the couch , draped in blankets . She wondered whether Beebo had heard her and waited ...
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In the last half-dozen years, collections of lesbian plays, coming-out stories, mysteries, and poetry have been published, mostly by small presses. Now, The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories ... Read full review
SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897 I
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho c 191618
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