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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II These were the days of long visits , before affectionate friends thought it quite worth while to take a hundred miles ' journey merely to dine or to pass a night in one another's houses . Helena lingered through the pleasant weeks of ...
They associated their mother's mood with themselves away from him rather than with her friends . Gillian acknowledged the latent eroticism she felt for her daughters and they for her . It was one of the joys of mothering daughters .
They always her friends but none of them is my own friends . They alright , I don't mean nothin ' against them , but it would be fun to have my own personal friend there , you know ? ' Delia was a good girl .
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897 I
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho c 191618
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