The Penguin book of lesbian short stories
Viking, 1993 - Literary Collections - 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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Bela contemplated the young woman with different eyes, with eyes strangely
beautiful, with eyes that did not resemble the eyes of other men . . . 'How thin he
is!' observed Sarolta's mother after he had left. 'Poor thing, he must still be in
But now his face had grown heavy and brooding and he started to speak of a
thing that oppressed him: 'The Roundheaded-ones, they are devils,' he growled,
while his bushy black brows met over his eyes, and when this happened it
'You ride?' Her cane made a hollow thumping sound on the floor. I didn't look at it.
'For fun, once or twice with a girlfriend.' Her eyes were enormous and as black as
her hair. Her face looked thinner than it had in the pictures, her neck longer.
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
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