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 was a little later that we had the usual Mardi Gras fancy - dress ball . Oh , yes , it
was exactly like all other girls ' school fancy - dress balls . There was a day ' s
disorganization , while the dresses were being made and we were allowed to run
Lillian became the mother who wanted to dress her child out of her own
substance , Lillian became the lover who wanted to slip the shoes and slippers
on the beloved ' s feet so he could contain these feet . The dresses were not
chosen as ...
Tonight , she was wearing a long , black dress with spaghetti straps . It was very
low - cut , but a short jacket with long sleeves was worn over the dress , and
concealed everything except a white diamond of cleavage . A brilliant red stone ...
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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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