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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Where did you learn the divine words that they never say ? ' The wedding
ceremony took place in absolute privacy . The candles brightened the red
highlights in Bela ' s blond hair . The incense curled towards him , and the
thunder of the ...
Nay , we could never come to a Killing , for women have not , like brutal Man , "
she concluded , “ and Death between them , but Pity only , and a resuscitating
Need ! Like may not spit Like , nor Similarity sit in Inquest upon Similarity !
... and glanced uncertainly towards the door , but at that instant , she seized me in
her arms and kissed me ! Oh ! – the joy that flooded my heart ! – I had never
imagined , never allowed myself to conceive such happiness ! It seemed natural
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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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