The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories
Viking, 1993 - Lesbianism - 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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She was not any more gay but she was gay longer every day than they had been
being gay when they were together being gay . She was gay then quite exactly
the same way . She learned a few more little ways of being in being gay .
October When Sixty was no longer a Lodger of hers , she bought a Pair of extra
far . off , and ultra near - to Opera Glasses , and carried them always in a Sac by
her Side . November When eighty - eight she said , “ It ' s a Hook Girl , not a
As she released me , I saw that her eyes were shining and her cheeks Aushed -
all bitterness and cynicism vanished from her countenance – no longer the sad
young man , but a woman of great beauty and noble demeanour . Our lips met ...
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
DOROTHY STRACHEY Olivia 1949 Chapter
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
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