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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Won ' t you keep the flowers fresh and pretty in the house until I come back ? It ' s
so much pleasanter for Miss Pyne , and you ' ll feed my little sparrows , won ' t you
? They ' re growing so tame . ' ' Oh , yes , Miss Helena ! ' and Martha looked ...
Letty had trained Delia : how to balance plates , how to make tips and how to
keep the customer ' s hands on the table . She was certain Delia would have no
problem putting Tip in his place . In the year she ' d been working Delia hadn ' t
You keep your own secrets - then let me keep mine ! A window was opened
beneath . Sweet strains of music floated out on the evening air , and then a
woman ' s voice singing : Whoe ' er she be That not impossible She Where ' er
she lie ...
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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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