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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I ' ll show you how , and you shall carry them over to the parsonage after tea , '
said Helena cheerfully , and Martha accepted the embassy with pleasure . Life
was beginning to hold moments of something like delight in the last few days .
Thus Miss Ogilvy ' s prowess was whittled away until she herself was beginning
to doubt it . Had she ever been that courageous person who had faced death in
France with such perfect composure ? Had she ever stood tranquilly under fire ...
This is the beginning of feeling . DAY 3 It happened very fast and I couldn ' t stop
it ( in order ) to write . First , relaxing so that the ground , the body had become
ground , was able to feel sensation . To do nothing else . Then , my clit was alive .
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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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