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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They rarely called our table , though . There was no need to . You were at our
table . It started this way . One time she called on Philippa Rogers . Philippa
Rogers did not believe . She skipped service each Sunday . When she got called
Liz has a cat ; her cat is black with a few grey hairs ( not dissimilar from mine now
I think about it ) , and quite small and is called Mog . Not directly from Moggie as
you might think , but because there are these children ' s books about a witch ...
My little friend , the woman called her , as a final favour , though when Margaret
stood up she had a good inch over her governess . They shared a smile , then .
Mistress Mary would have liked to be sure that they were smiling at the same
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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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