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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It began : What is a lesbian ? A lesbian is the rage of all women condensed to the
point of explosion . She is the woman who , often beginning at an extremely early
age , acts in accordance with her inner compulsion to be a more complete and ...
And I began to read the book again , and read how Chloe watched Olivia put a
jar on a shelf and say how it was time to go home to her children . That is a sight
that has never been seen since the world began , I exclaimed . And I watched too
It began to swell and fade with a rhythm of its own ; a rhythm she knew too well
and feared . Slowly the heat mounted to her face , the sweat came out on her
body . She began to turn back and forth in bed , hating herself and trying to stop it
, but ...
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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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