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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Even when their work was not labelled obscene , many of the writings collected
here reveal that some authors suffered from a very natural anxiety as a result of
the prevalent view of lesbian sexuality as abnormal and deficient . In Olivia the ...
I don ' t know if you know about either of these natural phenomena , but they both
have life - cycle patterns which are so far - fetched , arbitrary and ridiculous that
they boggle the mind , make one wonder if Darwin can actually be right , or ...
Oh ! she exclaimed ' that human beings would only cultivate Natural
Understanding - taking our example from such as my dear Horse . Our true needs
are indeed very few and easily satisfied – principally for shelter and sustenance .
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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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