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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ANAIS NIN CITIES OF THE INTERIOR (extract) (•959) They had made contact
then with the deepest aspect of themselves - Djuna with Lillian's emotional
violence and her compassion for this force which destroyed her and hurled her
And then Djuna was there, to remove the arrows implanted in Lillian, to cleanse
them of their poison, to open the prison door, to open the trap door, to protect, to
give transfusion of blood, and peace to the wounded. But it was Lillian who was ...
'You will save me,' said Lillian always, clinging. Lillian was the large foundering
ship, yes, and Djuna the small lifeboat. But now the big ship had been moored to
the small lifeboat and was pitching too fast and furiously and the lifeboat was ...
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
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