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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One was called Lady Buckand - Balk , and the other plain Tilly - Tweed - InBlood . Lady Buck - and - Balk sported a Monocle and believed in Spirits . Tilly - Tweed - In - Blood sported a Stetson , and believed in Marriage .
“ I ” , said Lady Buck - and - Balk — for Spirits had made her a little Callous to Nuance , “ would that we could do away with Man altogether ! " “ It cannot be , ” sighed Tilly Tweed - in - Blood , “ we need them for carrying of Coals ...
All the same , I am going to make an exception with you , my sweet and pretty lady and gentleman of the generous hearts . ... In ancient times the convent was rich , the sisters were all noble ladies , and miracles took place there .
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897 I
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho c 191618
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