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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The candles brightened the red highlights in Bela's blond hair. The incense
curled towards him, and the thunder of the organs exalted and glorified him. For
the first time since the beginning of the world, the Groom was as beautiful as the
Lee wore her hair pushed up like the whorls on scallop shells. She toasted
mushrooms instead of marshmallows, and tried to persuade me of the value of
cabbage and eggplant, but she cooked with no fat; everything tasted of safflower
Sweat shone on her neck under the scarf that tied up her hair in back. 'Oh yeah.
You put enough cornmeal on it and fry it in bacon fat and I'll probably like most
anything.' I took the wedge of eggplant and rubbed it on the back of her neck.
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho r 191618
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