The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories
Viking, 1993 - Lesbianism - 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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Sarah had become very self - assertive , no doubt through having mismanaged
the estate during the years of her sister ' s absence . They had quite a heated
dispute one morning over the south herbaceous border . ' Whose garden is this ?
It had become a mere sirocco wind , burning and shrivelling . This violence which
Djuna had applauded , enjoyed , because she could not possess it in herself . It
was now burning her , and their friendship . Because it was not attached to ...
My mother is in Fairborn , Ohio , where she waits with my father for me to come
home and marry a boy and become the woman into whom she still believes it is
not too late for me to grow . Fairborn is a city full of boys and parking meters and ...
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
DOROTHY STRACHEY Olivia 1949 Chapter
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
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