The Penguin book of lesbian short stories
Viking, 1993 - Literary Collections - 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 open her mouth with my thumb and index finger. The struggle begins in silence.
The search. I part her lips: 'monster's chops' or 'angel's lips'. I have to see for my
own ends. She lets me do it, I don't threaten any part of her true identity yet.
It didn't taste as sweet in my mouth, but did taste more full. I could feel the slick
texture of the butter and the sweet one of the marmalade between the layers of
bread. The marmalade was almost gritty it was so thick. The white rolls were
Her body was halfway out of the third-floor window and there was a demon
against her mouth. A poker-red pushing babe crying, 'Feed me, Feed me now.'
Picasso took her home, what else could she do? She took her home to straighten
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho r 191618
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