The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories
Viking, 1993 - Lesbians - 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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Later I felt the same way . I thought man had found a way out of suffering by objectivity . What the man called being reasonable . When my husband said : Lillian , let's be reasonable , it meant he had none of the feeling I had ...
We all looked at one another quickly . We looked at everyone at the table except you . You didn't look at anyone . You willed the thing to happen . I knew . No one else knew , but I did . You knew I did . We all felt ashamed .
I felt the tiny crunch as my teeth broke the surface and went into the soft inside . I tasted the warm brown taste and the knotty texture of the grains and specks of wheat . The texture was tougher than the plain white rolls .
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