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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Miss Harriet herself had moved far beyond the uncertainties of an anxious youth . She had long ago made all her decisions , and settled all necessary questions ; her scheme of life was as faultless as the miniature landscape of a ...
I tried to see around me without moving my head . The girl to my right was clutching her napkin . ... chair scraped across the floor and you sat down. No one moved . Then we heard you slide your chair out . We raised our heads . 227 BREAD.
... back to the dance floor and up to the bar , to the well - lit women , and then stood humbly , wistfully , heads down , for long minutes until hope ran out and they moved off again to make another restless circuit of the premises .
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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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