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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and then laughed again , and took the affecting old hat and carried it back to its place . ' I would not have had any one else see you for the world , ' she said sorrowfully as she returned , feeling quite self - possessed again ...
He laughed . “ You're a bitch to caricature . You know ? Look me up sometime , I'll do a good one . I like your face . ' And he turned and wriggled out of the crowd . Laura was left standing at the bar with the cartoon of herself .
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 .
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