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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her as a lesbian, acknowledge her sexual magnetism and admire her
independence and power. And in 1928, inspired by this vision, Virginia Woolf
could add to a discreet tradition in literature now claimed as lesbian, distilling all
her attraction ...
These are examples of common themes in lesbian writing which are drawn from
lesbian history, both 'real' and imposed. But there are other shared characteristics
which make sense within a theoretical context. In the beginning of feminist ...
There are other reasons for this. Queers have to think about words. First of all
they think about words for themselves, as Margaret considers the names of '
Tommie' and 'tribad' in Emma Donoghue's 'Words for Things'. Then lesbian
writers have ...
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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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