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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Everybody looked at you . You stood at your seat . Your left hand was open and your curved fingers were near the table and your fingernails tapped the edge of the table . The fingers of your left hand stretched and tapped the table ...
I listened to you and looked at you and you were beautiful and it was your birthday . For breakfast , one person from each table went up after prayer to the counter and picked up a basket of rolls for the table .
Looking at the pictures made me hurt . ... Her face looked thinner than it had in the pictures , her neck longer . She grimaced and leaned on the cane . ... I'll bet , ' I blushed , and looked back at her uncomfortably .
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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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