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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... this cry ( against some simple unknown girl ) of skirts and ankles we might think unnecessarily petty , yet are pleased in the thinking of it , or else the outbreak against her own intimate companions brings her nearer our own over ...
You were staring at the two girls at the table . You hadn't eaten but one bite of your wheat roll . Your face was completely still . You were utterly silent . I was ashamed . I nudged the girl on my left . She was smiling at the story ...
The girl walked up behind Dot and tapped her on the shoulder with the doll's powdered head . “ Take her , ' she said graciously , ' and leave off crying . ' Dot turns a face that was almost dry . “ What am I to do with that , miss ?
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RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
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