The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories
Viking, 1993 - Lesbianism - 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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Give her another hundred years , I concluded , reading the last chapter – people '
s noses and bare shoulders showed naked against a starry sky , for someone
had twitched the curtain in the drawing - room - give her a room of her own and ...
she asks , putting hers out in the ashtray that rests on the windowsill . ' A marked
woman , ' I say . ' Can ' t you see the blood ? ' ' I can ' t see anything , ' she says , “
and I won ' t look until I have a cigarette . ' I give her the cigarettes I bought ...
Yes give me romance , give me sex , give me fights , give me all the parts of love
but not the simple single word which is so complex and demands the best of me
this hour this minute this forever . Picasso won ' t paint the same picture twice .
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
DOROTHY STRACHEY Olivia 1949 Chapter
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
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