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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simple statement - for the moment, Niobe and Leda are nearer, more human,
than the Atthis, the Eranna who strike and burn and break like Love himself. The
wise Sappho! She was wise, emotionally wise, we suspect with wisdom of
True, Sappho has become for us a name, an abstraction as well as a pseudonym
for poignant human feeling, she is indeed rocks set in a blue sea, she is the sea
itself, breaking and tortured and torturing, but never broken. She is the island of ...
So Sappho must live, roses, but many roses, for tradition has set flower upon
flower about her name and would continue to do so though her last line were lost.
Perhaps to Meleager, having access to the numberless scrolls of Alexandria,
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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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