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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But Miss Ogilvy's feelings had been held in abeyance so long that they seldom
dared become vocal, so she merely said 'Oh?' on a rising inflection - her method
of checking emotion. They were swinging the ambulance cars in mid-air, those of
'Oh?' murmured Miss Ogilvy, rather too blandly. 'Wilhelmina!' 'Yes?' 'You will do it,
won't you?' 'Do what?' 'Let your hair grow; we all wish you would.' 'Why should I?'
'Oh, well, it will look less odd, especially now that the war is over - in a small ...
The sea, which is generally rough off that coast, was indulging itself in an oily
ground-swell; the broad, glossy swells struck the side of the boat, then broke and
sprayed over Miss Ogilvy's ankles. The fisherman grinned: 'Feeling all right?
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
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