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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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
called being reasonable. When my husband said: Lillian, let's be reasonable, ...
Laura felt such a wave of passion come up in her that it almost smothered her.
She thought she couldn't stand it. And then she didn't think at all. She only clung
to Beebo, half tearing her pajamas off her back, groaning wordlessly, almost ...
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. It didn't taste as sweet
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
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