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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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 organs ...
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 !" "I could ...
If you will not have me, I must - I must -' 'I was meaning to say, I must depart, 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, ...
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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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