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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Nothing matters . You don ' t like me , and that doesn ' t matter . Someday maybe
you ' ll love me , and that won ' t matter either . Because it won ' t last . Not down
here . Not anywhere in the world , if you ' re gay . You ' ll never find peace , you ...
We dance very close together . Pressedhard . Nobody here wants to be lost .
Matter and words . The moment but also because we are speaking . Carnal
interrogatives . Imperatives like shoulders in the tango . Mommy is there ,
stranger like a ...
... face floating down the river , her eyes like pieces of moonlight caught in the
water . What I think is true doesn ' t matter anymore ; what I think is false doesn ' t
matter anymore . What I think at all doesn ' t matter anymore , because there is
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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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