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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'My work comes first,' she said, 'Would you mind?', and not waiting for an answer
she mixed an ochre wash before taking me like a dog my breasts hanging over
the pillow. Not so fast Picasso, I too can rumple you like a farm hand, roll you like
Picasso was an unlikely mother but I owe myself to her. We are honour-bound,
love-bound, bound by cords too robust for those healthy hospital scissors. She
baptized me from her own font and said, 'I name thee Sappho.' People often ask if
said Picasso whose first name wasn't Mary. 'Between your legs,' said Gabriel. '
Forget it. Don't you know I paint with my clit?' 'Here, try a brush,' said the fairy
offering her a fat one. 'I've had all the brushes I need,' said Picasso. 'Too late,'
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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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