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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I needed - I mean it had been so long . ' ' Since Beth ? ' Laura fought down a
sudden impulse to strangle her . ' I was a fool , ' she said , and her voice trembled
. ' A fool with my roommate and now with you . It got so I couldn't stand it at home .
She , I mean we , thought you might want to come over tonight . Have a drink ,
play some cards ... ' ' I don't play cards much . ' ' Well not everybody play cards ...
just talk ... sitting around talking . My cousin said you might like to for a change .
She had not kept her secret , which must mean she had been careless . If one
woman could ferret it out , someone else could . Furthermore , she had not slain
her discoverer . This was surely stupidity . The code had been violated beyond ...
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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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