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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Over a dish of cooling tea, Margaret watched her mother. Not the eyes, but the
stiff powdery sweep of hair. She answered two questions - on the progress of her
cross-stitch, and a French proverb - but missed the final one, on the origin of the ...
The harpsichord was often silent, on days when Margaret, blank-faced and docile
, slipped away with a message for the cook and was not seen again. Sometimes,
losing herself along windy corridors, her air of calm efficiency beginning to slip, ...
One strange fish of a word leapt into the mouth of another and that one into
another, meanings hooked on each other, confusing and enticing her, until, after
the hour or so she could steal from each day, Margaret was netted round with
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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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