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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After Letty ' s mother died there ' d been no reason to go back to Burkeville . Letty
took her newspaper from the locker behind the kitchen and filled a large glass
with the tart grape juice punch for which the cook , Mabel , was famous .
She worked hard and sometimes Letty and she shared a cab going uptown after
work , when Delia ' s cousin didn ' t pick them up in her green Pontiac . Letty
caught Tip eyeing Delia as she strode on long , tightmuscled legs back to the
Delia directed Letty back toward the foyer and the kitchen . ' Come on , let me get
you a drink . You know , I don ' t even know what you drink ! ' Delia ? ' Her cousin '
s voice reached them over the counter , just as they stepped into the kitchen .
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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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