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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so many other husbands were dragged , to the symphony or gallery openings . '
With your interest in the arts , why don ' t you want to stay at home and read a
good book ? ' I ' m a people person , darling . That ' s all . ' Clearly ' people ' could
Gillian didn ' t worry about that either , though it made her sometimes restless ,
aware of how empty her particular nest would be when they were gone and she
had no buffer between her and her irritable and isolated husband . For , though
I felt as if the older woman was kissing me on the lips and I was very frightened . I
went upstairs , back to my husband , who had planned to visit Bruges where a
number of murders had just taken place . As usual he wore his sunglasses .
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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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