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 satisfied her own mind as she threw crumbs to the tame sparrows ; it was all
part of the same thing and for the same affectionate reasons . One Sunday
afternoon in early summer Miss Harriet Pyne came hurrying along the entry that
led to ...
And this she resented most bitterly , so that she became the prey of self - pity ,
and of other undesirable states in which the body will torment the mind , and the
mind , in its turn , the body . Then Miss Ogilvy straightened her ageing back , in
As if I didn ' t have enough on my mind . Her slim arresting face registered subtle
contempt and she turned away . It would have frozen another man , but this one
only seemed amused . ' Hello , Laura , ' he said . At this , she looked at him .
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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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