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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A pretty body . Mine , a pretty body . I had never thought of my body till that minute
. A body ! I had a body - and it was pretty . What was it like ? I must look at it .
There was still time . She wouldn ' t be coming yet . I lighted the candle , sprang
That presupposes a reorganization of her whole body , her means of moving
about . She has room to pass in front of the mirror . A space to reflect her living
body on the gleaming ribs of the man , who . . . / she is silhouetted , potential
DAY 2 It starts with bodily irritation , but then one has to forget the body , leave the
body , leave the body until the body quivers uncontrollably . messages will reach
me from the lost sailor . Entering the room . the dust . Room after room like ...
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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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