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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I tried to feel as the boy felt. Naturally as I put on the suit I felt I was putting on a
costume of strength. It made me feel sure, as the boy was, confident, impudent.
The mere fact of putting my hands in the pockets made me feel arrogant. I thought
made me feel arrogant. I thought then that to be a boy meant one did not suffer.
That it was being a girl that was responsible for the suffering. Later I felt the same
way. I thought man had found a way out of suffering by objectivity. What the man
You must not feel so passionately, this is a world of men, a world where women
care for men, and for men it is neither possible, nor advisable, to feel passion. '
Well, this has just been an introductory presentation and I feel it is only fair to ask
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
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