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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She spoke without looking at Marcie. She couldn't. The scent of her was trouble
enough. 'Burr and I went out for dinner. We didn't want to bother you.' 'Did you
have a nice big fight?' Irresistibly Laura's eyes traveled up Marcie to her face.
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. Her need was terrible, and a sort of sob, half
Like Jack, like Marcie, like many others, she realized it slowly. Laura's singular
face fit no pattern. It had to be discovered. Laura herself had never discovered it.
She didn't believe in it. She grew up convinced she was as plain as her father ...
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho r 191618
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