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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To a bride's lover she says, 'Ah there never was a girl like her.' She speaks of the
light spread across a lovely face, of the garment wrapped about a lovely body;
she addresses by name two of these young women comparing one to another's ...
She constructed from the simple gesture of a half-grown awkward girl, a being, a
companion, an equal. She imagined, for a moment, as the white bird wrinkled a
pink foot, clutching to obtain balance at the too smooth ivory of the wrist of the ...
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 and she
smiled at me, ...
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
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