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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Everyone else in the room turned to their table and stared. People from different
tables leapt up to get the head prefect and the Housemistress. Some other girls
had gone to get the cleaning woman. Everyone looked up. Everyone flinched.
You snapped your head back, then lowered it. You closed your eyes and
everyone looked at you. Two girls at our table lowered their heads. Three girls at
the table in front of us lowered their heads. Two girls at Philippa Rogers's table
'Go 'head, go 'head. He don't like to wait. You can thank me if he don't run you
back and forth fifty times.' Delia hurried away as Letty sank into the coolness of
the overstuffed booth and removed her shoes. After a few sips of her punch she ...
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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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