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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The coming - out story came into its own . Of course it has its place . Young
people in our culture are not encouraged to identify themselves as gay . So for
many women and men the process of acknowledging their sexuality is very
I had to cling to a table and support myself till I recovered strength enough to get
to a chair – she was coming - tonight – in a few hours – A paean sang in my heart
. Had I been weak before ? Now , exhilaration flowed through my veins . Why ?
I still heard from time to time a window or a shutter being closed or opened . Now
. Yes , now it really was silent . Now was the time to hear a coming footstep , a
creaking board . There ! My heart beat , stood still , beat . No ! A false alarm .
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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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