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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She opened the box and out of it jumped a grotesque devil who, propelled by taut
springs, almost hit her face. In these gifts, there is a demon somewhere; a demon
who is hurting Lillian, and will hurt me, and I don't know where he is hiding.
She only wanted to watch, to be absorbed in these gay faces, in the idioms, the
milieu. 'What'll you have?' She realized the bartender was leaning stiff-armed on
the bar, looking at her. 'Whiskey and water,' she said, wondering suddenly how ...
I like your face.' And he turned and wriggled out of the crowd. Laura was left
standing at the bar with the cartoon of herself. She was suddenly humiliated and
angry. She felt ridiculous standing there holding the silly thing, not knowing who
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
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