The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories
Viking, 1993 - Lesbians - 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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But she knew it right down in the depths of her soul , and she hated Mrs Nanceskivel . And now she was swept by another emotion that was even more strange and more devastating : such a grief as she had not conceived could exist ...
We all looked at one another quickly . We looked at everyone at the table except you . You didn't look at anyone . You willed the thing to happen . I knew . No one else knew , but I did . You knew I did . We all felt ashamed .
She knew that he wasn't . He was far too fastidious a man to be involved in anything he would think of as messy . Gillian's conscience about him was perfectly clear . She did do good works . She was a good mother . And she knew more ...
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In the last half-dozen years, collections of lesbian plays, coming-out stories, mysteries, and poetry have been published, mostly by small presses. Now, The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories ... Read full review
SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897 I
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho c 191618
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