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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Suddenly Lillian laughed. In the middle of tears, she laughed: 'I'm remembering a
very comical incident. I was about sixteen. There was a boy in love with me. Shyly
, quietly in love. We were in the same school but he lived quite far away. We all ...
He laughed at her consternation. 'It's paid for, doll. Take it home. Frame it. Enjoy it
.' Laura stared at him. 'Who paid for it?' 'She said not to tell.' He laughed. 'You're a
bitch to caricature. You know? Look me up sometime, I'll do a good one.
'Girl,' she laughed. 'You still hungry?' 'Well, to tell you the truth, I couldn't eat any
of that stuff.' I was embarrassed. My new friend giggled. 'Neither did I. I had
peanuts and Yoo-hoo for dinner myself.' I laughed with her. 'My name's Marty.
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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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